COVID Data Notes for the Week of September 1, 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 15-August 28.
Key messages from today’s Data Snapshot
Cases were stable during this 14-day period with an average of 149 confirmed cases per day. The number of people hospitalized with COVID in Dane County hospitals was stable with an average of 68 people hospitalized each day. Percent positivity during this 14-day period was 12.1% and an average of 1,235 PCR tests were conducted per day.
Over the past four weeks, confirmed and probable cases decreased among ages 12-17, 18-22, 23-29, 30-39, and 40-49, and were stable among all other age groups. Ages 80+ currently have the highest confirmed case rate at 45.5 per 100,000 per day, and ages 23-29 have the highest percent positivity at 15.5%. Ages 80+ currently have the lowest percent positivity and by far the highest PCR testing rate among all age groups, suggesting that more cases are being captured among this group, and they don’t necessarily have much higher rates than other age groups (see page 3 for more information).
- The proliferation of at-home tests and widespread vaccination in 2022 has made certain data points much trickier to present and interpret that were much more straightforward earlier in the pandemic. See the table on page 3 for things to consider when making interpretations or decisions based on these data points.