Data Notes for the Week of March 10


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You can find past issues on our data and dashboard page. The data below are from February 21—March 6.

Cases continued to decrease during this 14-day period with an average of 76 cases per day.

In last week’s snapshot, our 14-day average was 120 cases per day. The number of people hospitalized with COVID in Dane County hospitals also decreased with an average of 57 people hospitalized each day.

Percent positivity during this 14-day period was 3.7% and an average of 2,042 tests were conducted per day. While we may not be capturing all cases due to people choosing not to get tested or people using home tests without receiving a follow-up PCR test, our percent positivity being below 5% indicates we are likely capturing most new COVID cases in our data. Additionally, COVID hospitalizations and deaths have been following the same decreasing trajectory as COVID cases, indicating the large decrease in cases we are seeing is likely real and not simply due to people not being tested.

62.6% of Dane County residents ages 5+ are up to date on their COVID vaccines.

20.9% are fully vaccinated but not up to date, 4.5% are partially vaccinated, and 12.1% are not vaccinated. Are you up to date on your vaccine? If not, you can get vaccinated at a quick and free site near you.

Over the past four weeks, cases decreased among all age groups.

Children ages 5-7 currently have the highest case rate at 24 per 100,000 per day, and children ages 8-11 have the highest percent positivity at 5.6%.

Cases, hospitalizations, and people in the ICU are at levels we haven’t seen since summer 2021.

The current 7-day average of COVID cases is 65.3, the lowest since July 29, 2021. The current 7-day average of people hospitalized with COVID in Dane County hospitals is 50.7, the lowest since August 17, 2021, and the 7-day average of COVID patients in the ICU is 5.9, the lowest since June 17, 2021.

graph showing hospitalizations and ICU inpatients dropping rapidly in February and March 2022

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