Data Notes for the Week of March 3, 2022
You can find past issues on our data and dashboard page. The data below are from February 14—February 27.
Cases continued to decrease during this 14-day period with an average of 120 cases per day.
In last week’s snapshot, our 14-day average was 215 cases per day. The number of people hospitalized with COVID in Dane County hospitals also decreased with an average of 71 people hospitalized each day. There has also been a decrease in deaths over the past month.
Percent positivity during this 14-day period was 5.0% and an average of 2,408 tests were conducted per day. While testing has decreased in recent weeks, our relatively low percent positivity indicates that we are likely capturing most new COVID cases in our data.
62.4% of Dane County residents ages 5+ are up to date on their COVID vaccines.
21.0% are fully vaccinated but not up to date, 4.5% are partially vaccinated, and 12.2% 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.
Over the past four weeks, cases decreased among all age groups.
Children ages 0-4 currently have the highest case rate at 38 per 100,000 per day, and the highest percent positivity at 7.5%.
Dane County is now classified at a low community level following updated guidance from the CDC.
Last week, the CDC released a new COVID-19 community levels measure to replace the old level of community transmission metric. The new community levels are low, medium, and high and based on three metrics:
1) COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past 7 days
2) the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients
3) total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days (which was also used in the previous community transmission levels)
Dane County is currently at a low level. These data will be updated weekly and we are currently working to incorporate this new measure onto page 2 of our dashboard to replace the previous level of community transmission metric.