Friday, July 17, 2020

July 17 COVID-19 Test Results; Record 77,233 Positive Cases

by Calculated Risk on 7/17/2020 05:57:00 PM

The US is now conducting over 700,000 tests per day. Based on the experience of other countries, the percent positive needs to be well under 5% to really push down new infections, so the US still needs to increase the number of tests per day significantly (or take actions to push down the number of new infections).

There were 851,788 test results reported over the last 24 hours. This is a new record.

There were 77,233 positive tests. This is a new record.

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 9.1% (red line).

For the status of contact tracing by state, check out testandtrace.com.