Wednesday, August 26, 2020

August 26 COVID-19 Test Results

by Calculated Risk on 8/26/2020 07:48:00 PM

The US is now mostly reporting over 700,000 tests per day (fewer recently). 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 675 thousand test results reported over the last 24 hours.

There were 43 thousand positive tests.

There have been over 26,000 COVID reported deaths in the first 26 days of August. 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 6.4% (red line).

For the status of contact tracing by state, check out

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