by Calculated Risk on 1/09/2021 07:23:00 PM
The US is now averaging close to 2 million tests per day. Based on the experience of other countries, for adequate test-and-trace (and isolation) to reduce infections, the percent positive needs to be under 5% (probably close to 1%), so the US has far too many daily cases – and percent positive – to do effective test-and-trace.
There were 2,000,196 test results reported over the last 24 hours.
There were 261,993 positive tests.
Almost 27,000 US deaths have been reported so far in January. See the graph on US Daily Deaths here.
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This data is from the COVID Tracking Project.
The percent positive over the last 24 hours was 13.1% (red line is 7 day average). The percent positive is calculated by dividing positive results by total tests (including pending).
And check out COVID Act Now to see how each state is doing. (updated link to new site)
The second graph shows the 7 day average of positive tests reported and daily hospitalizations.
• Record 7-Day Deaths