Data Notes for the Week of April 1
If you’re new to the data snapshot, we publish a weekly summary of the status for each of our metrics (you can find past issues on our data and metrics page). The data below are from March 15 to March 28.
Cases were stable during this 14-day period.
The 14-day average number of cases is 47, down from 48 last week. 12% of cases were UW students or staff and 80% of tests were conducted by UW’s University Health Services (UHS). When excluding cases and tests from UHS, Dane County still has a low percent positivity of 2.9%.
Almost 2 out of every 5 Dane County residents have received at least one dose of vaccine.
Almost two out of every five Dane County residents have received at least one dose of vaccine. 48% of Dane County residents age 16+ have received at least one dose of vaccine. 89.2% of Dane County residents age 65+ have received at least one dose of vaccine, which is the second highest among Wisconsin counties. An average of 5,673 doses of vaccine were administered to Dane County residents each day during this 14-day period, which is up 11% from last week.
This week, Governor Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced that all individuals ages 16 and older will become eligible for the vaccine on Monday, April 5. Dane County residents are currently receiving their first dose of vaccine at a rate of 4,228 people per day. This includes people given the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and people given the first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines. Assuming this pace continues and those who are eligible continue to seek vaccine, we could expect 80% of the eligible Dane County population (16+) to have at least one dose of vaccine by May 5.
Visit our website for eligibility details and learn more about where to get vaccinated.
A word about variants
Our neighboring states of Michigan and Minnesota have some of the highest numbers of the B.1.1.7 variant in the U.S., and some areas are seeing large increases in the number of younger people hospitalized for COVID-19. At this time we are not seeing similar increases in Dane County, but are monitoring the trend closely.