COVID Data Notes for the Week of November 17, 2022
The data snapshot is released once per month. You can find past issues on our data and dashboard page. The data below are from October 17-November 13. To learn more about CDC recommendations based on our data, visit the CDC Community Levels page.
Key messages from today’s Data Snapshot
Cases have decreased over the past month, and we currently have a 14-day average of 73 confirmed cases per day. Inpatient hospitalizations have been stable over the past month, and we currently have a 14-day average of 62 people hospitalized with COVID in Dane County hospitals each day. Percent positivity has decreased from 8.1% two weeks ago to 6.3% for the past two weeks. We’re currently averaging 1,156 PCR tests per day.
Over the past four weeks, confirmed and probable cases decreased among ages 30-39, 40-49, 60-69, and 70-79, and were stable among all other age groups. Ages 80+ currently have the highest confirmed case rate at 35.4 per 100,000 per day, and ages 23-29 have the highest percent positivity at 9.9%. See page 3 of the 9/1/22 data snapshot for things to consider when making interpretations based on these data points.
- Madison currently has a very high wastewater level of COVID while Sun Prairie has a low level, and Madison is currently seeing a significant increase of COVID in the wastewater.
- Non-COVID respiratory diseases that were suppressed to low levels earlier in the pandemic have been returning to high levels throughout the U.S. Wisconsin is currently experiencing a high level of RSV, and is starting to see an increase in influenza. Protect yourself and your family by washing hands and surfaces, covering your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing, and staying home when sick. And get vaccinated for the flu and COVID!