Data Notes for the Week of June 16, 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 May 30-June 12.
Cases decreased during this 14-day period with an average of 285 cases per day.
Last snapshot, the average was 351 cases per day. The number of people hospitalized with COVID in Dane County hospitals was stable with an average of 57 people hospitalized each day. Percent positivity during this 14-day period was 13.4% and an average of 2,118 PCR tests were conducted per day.
Percent positivity is high, indicating that we are likely to not be capturing all new cases through PCR testing. While we have a form on our website for people to report home tests to us, we know that not all tests get reported so we are unable to estimate how many cases are identified through at-home testing alone. Data from home tests are not included in the data snapshot. If you’ve tested positive at home, you can visit our website to learn about the next steps you should take.
Over the past four weeks, cases decreased among many age groups.
Over the past four weeks, cases decreased among ages 0-4, 5-7, 8-11, 12-17, 18-22, 30-39, and 40-49, and cases were stable among ages 23-29, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80+. Ages 30-39 currently have the highest case rate at 69.7 per 100,000 per day, and ages 23-29 have the highest percent positivity at 16.9%.
While case activity is currently decreasing, cases are elevated, and we remain at a medium CDC community level. Older adults and/or those at high risk for severe disease should consider additional precautions, and get a second COVID vaccine booster dose. See page 4 of the data snapshot for more info about Dane County's community level.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccine has been recommended for ages 6 months and older, and should soon be authorized for use! Vaccines for this age group aren’t available quite yet, but once they are authorized you can reach out to your health care provider to get your child vaccinated (or find another vaccinator near you on our website).
The BA.2.12.1 Omicron subvariant is likely now the dominant virus strain in Dane County and Wisconsin.
BA.4 and BA.5 are both increasing in prevalence. CDC estimates that BA.4 and BA.5 now make up 21.6% of new cases in the US.
Thank you to everyone who responded to our snapshot survey!
Thank you to the more than 150 readers who responded to the data snapshot survey that we posted two weeks ago! We used the feedback from the survey to make some changes to the data snapshot, which are detailed on page 2 of the snapshot. We’d also like to continue hearing from you about questions you have, analyses you’d like to see, or other feedback you want to give; please send us your ideas using this form and your question or request may be featured in a future data snapshot!
We will continue to release the data snapshot twice per month on or after the 1st and 15th of each month. The next data snapshot will be released on July 7th.