COVID-19 Data Snapshot for the Week of July 21, 2022
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Key messages from today's Data Snapshot:
- Cases were stable during this 14-day period with an average of 223 cases per day. The number of people hospitalized with COVID in Dane County hospitals was stable with an average of 66 people hospitalized each day. Percent positivity during this 14-day period was 14.5% and an average of 1,537 PCR tests were conducted per day.
- Over the past four weeks, cases were stable among all age groups. Ages 30-39 currently have the highest case rate at 55.5 per 100,000 per day, and ages 23-29 have the highest percent positivity at 18.2%.
- The BA.5 Omicron subvariant is the dominant virus strain in the US, making up 77.9% of new cases. The BA.5 subvariant is also likely now the dominant virus strain in Dane County and Wisconsin.
- Dane County is at the High community level for the first time since CDC implemented the community level metrics in March 2022. Additional precautions are recommended, such as wearing masks indoors in public and providing added protection to populations at high risk.
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Category: Health & Wellness