Dane county residents testing positive for Covid-19 in the last 2 week has declined 16%. Those hospitalized with Covid decreased 15.4%. The percent positivity is 7%. A positivity rate over 5 % is a cause for concern. Seven percent could indicate we need more testing, or it could mean that Covid could be increasing.
Thirty four percent of Dane county residents have received the updated booster. This compare favorably to 19% of Wisconsin resident that are fully boosted. Vaccines are available at local Public Health Offices, or a local pharmacy.
Free at-home tests are available in the mail. Visit the website sayyescovidhometest.org to order a covid test by mail.
If you recently tested positive for COVID-19, you might be wondering how long you’re able to get others sick. You are most infectious (or contagious) in the first 5 days after your symptoms start. You can also spread COVID-19 in the 48 hours before your symptoms start. If you never have symptoms, consider yourself most infectious in the 5 days after you test positive. Infectiousness usually begins to decrease after day 5, but this doesn’t mean you can’t spread the virus beginning on day 6. This is why it is SO important to wear a mask through day 10.
Report by Carol Weidel. Photo courtesy Martin Sanchez on Unsplash. Web production by Anyu Li.