Data Notes for the Week of March 25
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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 8 to March 21.
There was a significant decrease in cases during this 14-day period.
The 14-day average number of cases is 48, down from 57 last week. This is the lowest level it has been since August 2020. 15% of cases were UW students or staff and 76% 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 2.3%.
A third of Dane County residents have received at least one dose of vaccine.
There are dozens of vaccinators in Dane County who are working together to quickly vaccinate people in our county. 33.5% of the Dane County population has at least one dose of vaccine. 19.7% of the Dane County population has completed their series. 87.7% of people 65+ have received at least one dose of vaccine, which is the second-highest percentage among Wisconsin counties.
An average of 5,121 doses of vaccine were administered to Dane County residents each day during this 14-day period, which is up 20% from last week. Visit our website for eligibility details and learn more about where to get vaccinated.
The 14-day average number of people hospitalized with COVID is at its lowest level since May 2020.
The 14-day average number of people hospitalized is 22. See hospitalizations over time on our dashboard.
Dane County has a significantly lower COVID-19 death rate than the other nine most populous counties in the state.
There have been 311 Dane County residents who have lost their lives to COVID-19 over the past year. 73% of these deaths occurred between November 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021.
288 of these deaths were among people with confirmed cases of COVID-19, while 23 of these deaths were among people with a probable case of COVID-19. We review each death certificate for all cases to verify whether the person died due to COVID-19.
The rate of COVID-19 deaths among confirmed cases in Dane County is significantly lower than the rate for Wisconsin overall and significantly lower than each of the other nine most populous counties in the state (Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Marathon, Outagamie, Winnebago, Waukesha, Rock, and Brown).