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You can find past issues on our data and dashboard page. The data below are from March 14—March 27.

Cases increased during this 14-day period with an average of 71 cases per day.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID in Dane County hospitals was stable with an average of 27 people hospitalized each day. We are seeing a decreasing trend in deaths over the past four weeks. Percent positivity during this 14-day period was 3.5% and an average of 1,998 tests were conducted per day.

Over the past four weeks, cases increased among ages 70-79, and were stable among all other age groups. Children ages 8-11 currently have the highest case rate at 19.2 per 100,000 per day, and people ages 30-39 have the highest percent positivity at 4.3%.

The CDC estimates that BA.2 is now the dominant virus strain in the U.S.

We may currently be experiencing the beginning of a BA.2 case surge here in Dane County, but we’re optimistic it will be mild based on our high vaccination rates and because a large number of people in Dane County were infected with Omicron BA.1. Vaccines still work against BA.2 and protect against severe disease, especially for people who are up to date on their boosters. Learn more about variants in the U.S. on the CDC website.

62.9% of Dane County residents ages 5+ are up to date on their COVID vaccines.

20.8% are fully vaccinated but not up to date, 4.4% 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.

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