Data Notes for the Week of April 21, 2022

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You can come across previous issues on our details and dashboard web page. The facts down below are from April 4—April 17.


Conditions enhanced throughout this 14-working day period with an ordinary of 142 scenarios for each day.

The amount of men and women hospitalized with COVID in Dane County hospitals was secure with an common of 29 men and women hospitalized each and every working day. % positivity during this 14-working day period of time was 6.8% and an normal of 2,078 checks ended up executed for every working day.

Per cent positivity is escalating, indicating that we are possible to not be capturing all new cases by screening. Some of this may perhaps be thanks to the reputation of house COVID exams, which are not captured in these info. Tests designs possible have shifted, this kind of as people screening less general or testing less when asymptomatic, which may be affecting our p.c positivity to some diploma. We are nevertheless testing additional than the rest of the condition: we are currently testing at a 7-day average amount of 379. assessments for each 100,000 populace per working day, which is nearly double the price of the state general of 201.6 exams per 100,000 per day.

Dane County even now has many absolutely free selections for PCR tests. If you have indicators or you were exposed to a person who examined good, get a COVID test. And no issue how you take a look at beneficial, make guaranteed you comply with guidance for isolation.


In March 2022, a human being not completely vaccinated was extra very likely to take a look at constructive and be hospitalized than a boosted particular person.

A man or woman not totally vaccinated in Dane County was 1.2 instances additional probably to test good for COVID and 4 moments more most likely to be hospitalized for COVID than a individual fully vaccinated with a booster or additional dose.

Hospitalizations and deaths are at the cheapest concentrations we’ve viewed due to the fact July 2021. Simply because prices are so small, it gets much less very likely that we’re equipped to detect significant dissimilarities among teams. There was no substantial variance in loss of life costs in between vaccination teams for February + March, and in March there was no substantial difference in circumstance or hospitalization premiums among people today absolutely vaccinated with the major collection only and people fully vaccinated with a booster/supplemental dose.

We know that when circumstances are pretty higher, we see superior amounts of hospitalizations and deaths between men and women who are not fully vaccinated (see graph). Hospitalizations and fatalities amid people today who have acquired a booster have remained remarkably small, even all through the Omicron wave. We’re currently enjoying a interval of lower hospitalizations and deaths amid all teams, but it is not guaranteed to stay that way, so we nevertheless strongly endorse receiving up to date on your COVID vaccines, particularly as we have been suffering from an escalating range of situations about the earlier thirty day period.


63.3% of Dane County residents ages 5+ are up to day on their COVID vaccines.

20.6% are thoroughly vaccinated but not up to day, 4.4% are partly vaccinated, and 11.7% are not vaccinated. Are you up to day on your vaccine? If not, you can get vaccinated at a quick and free of charge internet site near you.


The BA.2 Omicron subvariant is likely now the dominant virus pressure in Dane County and Wisconsin.

BA.2.12.1 is a subvariant of BA.2 that is even a lot more transmissible than BA.2, and seems to be triggering a modest surge in conditions in New York. BA.2.12.1 has been detected in Dane County and Wisconsin, and the CDC estimates that at the moment 19% of situations in the US are BA.2.12.1. Study extra about variants in Wisconsin on the State Lab of Cleanliness web site.

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