The US is now conducting over 500,000 tests per day, and that might be enough to allow test-and-trace in some areas. 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.
According to Dr. Jha of Harvard’s Global Health Institute, the US might need more than 900,000 tests per day .
There were 583,940 test results reported over the last 24 hours. This was a new daily high for test results.
There were 32,325 positive tests, the most since May 1st, and the second consecutive day over 30,000.
This data is from the COVID Tracking Project.
The percent positive over the last 24 hours was 5.5% (red line).
For the status of contact tracing by state, check out testandtrace.com.