COVID Data Notes for the Week of August 18, 2022
The data snapshot is released twice per month. You can find past issues on our data and dashboard page. The data below are from August 1-August 14.
Key messages from today’s Data Snapshot
Cases decreased during this 14-day period with an average of 180 cases per day. The number of people hospitalized with COVID in Dane County hospitals was stable with an average of 74 people hospitalized each day. Percent positivity during this 14-day period was 13.1% and an average of 1,368 PCR tests were conducted per day.
Over the past four weeks, cases decreased among all age groups under age 60, and were stable among ages 60+. Ages 40-49 currently have the highest case rate at 41.5 per 100,000 per day, and ages 23-29 have the highest percent positivity at 16.7%.
- The current 7 day average of confirmed COVID cases is 90% lower than the Omicron peak and 69% lower than the winter 2020 peak. We know that case counts are several times higher than what we’re able to track through PCR testing, but COVID inpatient hospitalizations, COVID inpatients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and COVID-related deaths are also currently at much lower levels: the current 7 day inpatient average is 64% lower than the Omicron peak and 59% lower than the winter 2020 peak; the current 7 day ICU average is 82% lower than the Omicron peak and 83% lower than the winter 2020 peak; and the current 28 day death average is 89% lower than the Omicron peak and 95% lower than the winter 2020 peak.