COVID Data Notes Released on March 16, 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 February 13-March 12. To learn more about CDC recommendations based on our data, visit the CDC Community Levels page.
Key messages from today’s Data Snapshot
Cases have been stable for the past four weeks. We currently have a 14-day average of 57 confirmed and probable cases per day. Inpatient hospitalizations have also been stable for the past four weeks, and we currently have a 14-day average of 52 people hospitalized with COVID in Dane County hospitals each day. Percent positivity is at 7.6% for the past two weeks, and we’re currently averaging 649 PCR tests per day over the past two weeks.
For the most recent sampling period (3/3-3/9), Madison has a low COVID wastewater concentration with no significant increase. The Sun Prairie sewershed ceased data collection for COVID wastewater monitoring at the end of January 2023.
- Statewide, rhinovirus/enterovirus is the predominant circulating non-COVID respiratory virus. Human metapneumovirus activity continues to increase and will likely become the predominant virus circulating in Wisconsin in the coming weeks. Influenza-like illness activity is low statewide, and flu and RSV presence appear to be very low.