Thursday, August 13, 2020

August 13 COVID-19 Test Results

by Calculated Risk on 8/13/2020 06:32:00 PM

SPECIAL NOTE: North Carolina removed 220,000 tests from its cumulative total yesterday (a correction). I've added 220,000 to the total yesterday to make the percent positive correct.

The US is now mostly reporting 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 880,729 test results reported over the last 24 hours.

There were 51,705 positive tests.

See the graph on US Daily Deaths here.

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 5.9% (red line).

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

And check out COVID Exit Strategy to see how each state is doing.