COVID Data Notes for the Week of December 15, 2022
The data snapshot is released once per month. You can find past issues on our data and dashboard page. The data below are from November 14-December 11. To learn more about CDC recommendations based on our data, visit the CDC Community Levels page.
Key messages from today’s Data Snapshot
Cases increased from 11/14-11/27 and have been stable over the past two weeks. We currently have a 14-day average of 103 confirmed cases per day. Inpatient hospitalizations have been stable over the past month, and we currently have a 14-day average of 74 people hospitalized with COVID in Dane County hospitals each day. Percent positivity increased from 6.6% two weeks ago to 7.4% for the past two weeks. We’re currently averaging 1,388 PCR tests per day over the past two weeks.
Over the past four weeks, confirmed and probable cases increased among eight age groups and were stable among four age groups. Ages 80+ currently have the highest confirmed case rate at 31.5 per 100,000 per day, and ages 23-29 have the highest percent positivity at 10.1%.
- Madison and Sun Prairie both currently have a very high wastewater level of COVID.
- Nearly one-third of the Dane County population has received an updated COVID booster shot. Recent CDC data shows that the booster provides significant additional protection against symptomatic infection in people who had previously received 2, 3, or 4 original vaccine doses.
- Wisconsin is currently experiencing a high level of influenza, and is starting to see a decrease in RSV.