COVID Data Notes for the Week of October 20, 2022
The data snapshot is released twice per month. You can find past issues on our data and dashboard page. The data below are from October 3-October 16. 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 during this 14-day period with an average of 94 confirmed cases per day. The number of people hospitalized with COVID in Dane County hospitals was stable with an average of 57 people hospitalized each day. Percent positivity during this 14-day period was 8.2% and an average of 1,156 PCR tests were conducted per day.
Over the past four weeks, confirmed and probable cases decreased among ages 12-17, 18-22, 23-29, 30-39, and 40-49, increased among ages 80+, and were stable among all other age groups. Ages 80+ currently have the highest confirmed case rate at 37.0 per 100,000 per day, and ages 23-29 have the highest percent positivity at 9.8%. See page 3 of the 9/1/22 data snapshot for things to consider when making interpretations based on these data points.
- Madison currently has a moderate wastewater level of COVID while Sun Prairie has a high level, and Sun Prairie is currently seeing a significant increase of COVID in the wastewater.
- Beginning next month, the data snapshot will shift from a bimonthly schedule to monthly. The next data snapshot will be released on November 17.