Data Notes for the Week of February 11
Posted on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 at 4:47 pm
If you’re new to the data snapshot, we publish a weekly summary of the status for each of our metrics (you can find past issues on our data and metrics page). We have a few notes for this week’s issue (data from January 25 through February 7):
There was no significant change in cases during this 14-day period.
Dane County’s 14-day average number of cases is 113 per day, down from 118 last snapshot. In this 14-day period there were 1,587 total cases. Percent positivity is at 1.8%. During this period, 60% of tests were conducted by UW’s University Health Services (UHS) and 30% of people who tested positive were UW-Madison students and staff. When excluding cases and tests from UHS, Dane County still has a low percent positivity of 3.2%.
13.1% of the Dane County population (71,854 people) has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
People receiving vaccine far outpaces the number of people testing positive for COVID-19. The number of people who have received at least one dose of vaccine in the past eight weeks is now nearly double the number of people who have gotten COVID-19 over the past year. The level of immunity from vaccination and the level of immunity among those who have already had COVID both contribute to herd immunity, which is critical to resuming more normal life.
98,799 doses have been administered to 71,854 people. For the latest vaccination numbers, see our data dashboard. See our vaccination page for more information about currently eligible and soon to be eligible groups.
1.9% of all cases were associated with assisted living or skilled nursing facilities, which is the lowest since October 8.
We expect to see this number continue to decrease as we vaccinate more people age 65+ and staff at long term care facilities.
71% of people who tested positive were successfully contacted by a contact tracer within 48 hours of when their test was collected.
This is the highest level this metric has been since September 3.
The COVID-19 death rate is significantly lower in Dane County compared to Wisconsin for each racial/ethnic group but inequities persist.
Within Dane County, Black people have a significantly higher death rate than white and Asian people, and Latinx people have a significantly higher death rate than white people. See page 3 of the snapshot for a chart illustrating the rates.