Data Notes for the Week of March 24, 2022
You can find past issues on our data and dashboard page. The data below are from March 7—March 20.
Cases were stable during this 14-day period with an average of 60 cases per day.
The number of people hospitalized with COVID in Dane County hospitals was also stable with an average of 31 people hospitalized each day. Percent positivity during this 14-day period was 3.0% and an average of 1,980 tests were conducted per day.
Over the past four weeks, cases decreased among ages 0-4, 18-22, 23-29, 50-59, and 60-69, and were stable among all other age groups. Children ages 8-11 currently have the highest case rate at 18 per 100,000 per day, and people ages 30-39 have the highest percent positivity at 3.8%.
In February 2022, a person not fully vaccinated was 2.4 times more likely to test positive and 7 times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID than a person with a booster or additional dose.
A person vaccinated with the primary series only was 1.4 times more likely to test positive for COVID and 3 times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID than a person fully vaccinated with a booster or additional dose.
People diagnosed with COVID in February 2022 had the fewest number of deaths we’ve seen since we started tracking deaths by vaccination status in August 2021! The death rates between each group do not differ significantly for February, as each group had a very few number of deaths. If deaths continue to be this low (which we hope they do!), in the future we may combine data for two or more months in order to produce more stable rates.
62.8% of Dane County residents ages 5+ are up to date on their COVID vaccines.
20.8% are fully vaccinated but not up to date, 4.5% are partially vaccinated, and 11.9% are not vaccinated. Are you up to date on your vaccine? If not, you can get vaccinated at a quick and free site near you.