Data Notes for the Week of February 24, 2022
You can find past issues on our data and dashboard page. The data below are from February 7—February 20.
Cases continued to decrease during this 14-day period with an average of 215 cases per day.
In last week’s snapshot, our 14-day average was 359 cases per day. The number of people hospitalized with COVID in Dane County hospitals also decreased with an average of 87 people hospitalized each day. There has also been a decrease in deaths over the past month.
Percent positivity during this 14-day period was 7.3% and an average of 2,928 tests were conducted per day.
Over the past four weeks, cases decreased among all age groups.
Children ages 0-4 currently have the highest case rates at 67 per 100,000 per day, and the highest percent positivity at 10.7%.
In January 2022, 6.2% of the entire Dane County population had a positive PCR test for COVID.
This does not include people who tested positive with a rapid test. Among Dane County people not fully vaccinated, 9.4% tested positive in January.
In January 2022, a person not fully vaccinated in Dane County was 4 times more likely to test positive for COVID, 10 times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID, and 6 times more likely to die from COVID than a person fully vaccinated with a booster or additional dose.
A person vaccinated with the primary series only was 3 times more likely to test positive for COVID, 6 times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID, and 2 times more likely to die from COVID than a person fully vaccinated with a booster or additional dose.
Currently, 62.2% of Dane County residents ages 5+ are up to date on their COVID vaccines, while 21.0% are fully vaccinated but not up to date, 4.6% are partially vaccinated, and 12.3% are not vaccinated. “Up to date” means a person has received all recommended COVID vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible, according to CDC’s recommendations. Are you up to date on your vaccine? If not, you can get vaccinated at a quick and free site near you.