COVID Data Notes for the Week of January 19, 2023
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The data snapshot is released once per month. You can find past issues on our data and dashboard page. The data below are from December 19-January 15. To learn more about CDC recommendations based on our data, visit the CDC Community Levels page.
Key messages from today’s Data Snapshot
- Cases were stable from 12/19-1/1 and then decreased over the past two weeks. We currently have a 14-day average of 60 confirmed cases per day. Inpatient hospitalizations have been stable over the past month, and we currently have a 14-day average of 60 people hospitalized with COVID in Dane County hospitals each day. Percent positivity decreased from 8.9% two weeks ago to 6.5% for the past two weeks. We’re currently averaging 924 PCR tests per day over the past two weeks.
- For the most recent sampling period (1/6-1/12), Madison has a moderate COVID wastewater concentration with no significant increase (but is trending upwards). For the most recent sampling period (12/15-1/10), Sun Prairie is at a very low COVID concentration with no significant increase. Note that the Madison sewershed is sampled at a higher frequency than the Sun Prairie sewershed; because of this, it is likely that the Madison wastewater data is more precise in comparison to Sun Prairie.
- The current 7 day average of people hospitalized with COVID in Dane County hospitals is 71% lower than the same date last year, and 39% lower than the same date in 2021. The current 7 day average of people in the ICU with COVID is 91% lower than the same date last year, and 85% lower than the same date in 2021.
- Statewide, influenza (specifically Influenza A) is the predominant circulating non-COVID respiratory virus. The prevalence of all respiratory viruses appears to be stable or declining, but it’s possible there could be future surges yet this winter.