Data Notes for the Week of August 5
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 dashboard page). The data below are from July 19-August 1.
Cases increased during this 14-day period with an average of 55.6 cases per day.
Percent positivity also increased to 3.3% and an average of 1,665 tests were conducted per day. 93% of our July cases that have been sequenced have been the Delta variant of concern.
It is strongly recommended that everyone who is eligible gets vaccinated as soon as possible. It is also highly recommended that everyone wears a mask in public indoor settings and crowded outdoor places regardless of vaccine status. Because the Delta variant is so transmissible, masks are an important way to help slow transmission of cases from person to person. People who are vaccinated and have symptoms may still be able to spread COVID-19 to others.
The rate for unvaccinated residents is 25.4, which is 8.2 times as high as the rate for fully vaccinated residents, which is 3.1.
The most effective way to protect yourself and our community from being impacted by COVID is to get vaccinated. When there is less COVID circulating in our community, there are fewer opportunities for vaccinated people to experience a breakthrough infection. See our website for locations on where to get vaccinated.
Our vaccination rate is trending upward.
We had an average of 504 doses given per day, compared to last week’s average of 481 doses per day. 70.6% of all Dane County residents have received at least one dose of vaccine and 67.7% have completed the vaccine series. 81.6% of the eligible population (ages 12+) have received at least one dose of vaccine and 78.2% have completed the vaccine series.