Friday, May 08, 2020

May 8 Update: US COVID-19 Test Results: States Ramping Up Tracing

by Calculated Risk on 5/08/2020 05:31:00 PM

From NPR: States Nearly Doubled Plans For Contact Tracers Since NPR Surveyed Them 10 Days Ago

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

However, the US might need more than 900,000 tests per day according to Dr. Jha of Harvard's Global Health Institute.

There were 303,275 test results reported over the last 24 hours.

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 9.2% (red line). The US probably needs enough tests to push  the percentage positive below 5%. (probably much lower based on testing in New Zealand).