Tuesday, May 05, 2020

May 5 Update: US COVID-19 Test Results: Progress on Percent Positive

by Calculated Risk on 5/05/2020 05:05:00 PM

The US might be able to test 400,000 to 600,000 people per day sometime in May according to Dr. Fauci - and that would probably be sufficient for test and trace.

There were 259,150 test results reported over the last 24 hours (the number of tests yesterday were revised up).

COVID-19 Tests per Day Click on graph for larger image.

This data is from the COVID Tracking Project.

The percent positive over the last 24 hours was 8.6% (red line). The US probably needs enough tests to push  the percentage positive below 5%. (probably much lower based on testing in New Zealand).