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You can find past issues on our data and dashboard page. The data below are from May 16-May 29.

Cases were high but stable during this 14-day period with an average of 351 cases per day.

Last snapshot, the average was 376 cases per day. The number of people hospitalized with COVID in Dane County hospitals was stable with an average of 49 people hospitalized each day. Percent positivity during this 14-day period was 13.1% and an average of 2,671 tests were conducted per day.

Percent positivity is high, indicating that we are likely to not be capturing all new cases through testing. Some of this may be due to the popularity of home COVID tests, which are not captured in these data. Testing patterns likely have shifted, such as people testing less overall or testing less when asymptomatic, which may be affecting our percent positivity to some degree.

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 ages 5-7 and 8-11.

All other age groups had stable trends. Ages 30-39 currently have the highest case rate at 83.3 per 100,000 per day, and ages 23-29 have the highest percent positivity at 17.0%.

While case activity is currently stable, 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.

5-11 year olds are now eligible for booster doses! You can learn more and find a vaccinator near you on our website.

The BA.2.12.1 Omicron subvariant is now the dominant virus strain in the US.

The CDC estimates that BA.2.12.1 makes up approximately 59.1% of new cases. The BA.2 Omicron subvariant is the dominant virus strain in Dane County and Wisconsin, and BA.2.12.1 is making up an increasing proportion of cases.

You can learn more about Omicron variants on the CDC website and the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene website.

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