Where Does Your State Fall on the COVID-19 Test Positivity List?

Rebekah Sager
July 31, 2020 - 3:39 pm
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    If you're curious about what your chances are of getting COVID-19 based on where you live in the U.S., here are the rates of positive coronavirus tests in each state, along with the number of new cases daily, and the number of tests conducted per 1,000 people.

    This information is cited from the Johns Hopkins' Coronavirus Resource Center.

    States are arranged in descending order of test positivity rates.

    Arizona: 22 percent positive

    New daily cases: 2,525
    Tests per 1,000: 1.6

    Mississippi: 20.8 percent positive

    New daily cases: 1,775
    Tests per 1,000: 2.2

    A few things you probably make sure you have with you when you leave to go to the grocery store or out in public might include a face mask, hand sanitizer, gloves, and disinfectant wipes. Well, you may have to add goggles to that list soon, according to national medical expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

    The White House Coronavirus Task Force member suggested Wednesday that Americans should consider wearing goggles – or at least a face shield – "if you really want to be complete" in protecting yourself from COVID.

    Florida: 19.4 percent positive

    New daily cases: 9,956
    Tests per 1,000: 2.4

    Alabama: 19.1 percent positive

    New daily cases: 1,980
    Tests per 1,000: 1.8

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officially announced that they've changed their COVID-19 guidance on how long patients need to self-isolate.

    People who have experienced mild to moderate COVID-19 can come out of isolation after ten days, reported Today. New CDC guidelines added that the person does not need to be retested before going back to work.

    Idaho: 18 percent positive

    New daily cases: 568
    Tests per 1,000: 1.5

    Kansas: 17 percent positive

    New daily cases: 294
    Tests per 1,000: 0.8

    South Carolina: 15 percent positive

    New daily cases: 1,726
    Tests per 1,000: 2

    As the debate whether or not to resume in-person classes this fall continues on, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have weighed in releasing new guidelines that are in favor of reopening education and child care centers.

    “It is critically important for our public health to open schools this fall,” said CDC Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield.

    “I know this has been a difficult time for our Nation’s families. School closures have disrupted normal ways of life for children and parents, and they have had negative health consequences on our youth. CDC is prepared to work with K-12 schools to safely reopen while protecting the most vulnerable,” he added.

    Nevada: 13.9 percent positive

    New daily cases: 1,018
    Tests per 1,000: 2.3

    Georgia: 12.6 percent positive

    New daily cases: 3,963
    Tests per 1,000: 2.8

    Despite ongoing arguments and divergent theories over the use and effectiveness of face-coverings to stymie the transmission of COVID-19, Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, made himself very clear when he said, "over the next six weeks we could drive (the virus)into the ground."

    Texas: 11.5 percent positive

    New daily cases: 9,234
    Tests per 1,000: 2.2

    A week ago, a judge representing a Texas county on the U.S.-Mexico border said a local hospital has been forced to choose "who is sent home to die" as resources run thin due to the coronavirus pandemic. The county, which has a population of roughly 64,700 people, has just one hospital to treat what one official called "an exponential" spike in coronavirus cases.

    Missouri: 10.9 percent positive

    New daily cases: 2,197
    Tests per 1,000: 1.7

    Iowa: 10.4 percent positive

    New daily cases: 662
    Tests per 1,000: 1.5

    Arkansas: 9.8 percent positive

    New daily cases: 791
    Tests per 1,000: 2.7

    Utah: 9.2 percent positive

    New daily cases: 502
    Tests per 1,000: 1.7

    Nebraska: 9.1 percent positive

    New daily cases: 344
    Tests per 1,000: 1.6

    Louisiana: 9 percent positive

    New daily cases: 1,708
    Tests per 1,000: 4.4

    Tennessee: 8.6 percent positive

    New daily cases: 2,049
    Tests per 1,000: 3.9

    Indiana: 8.1 percent positive

    New daily cases: 954
    Tests per 1,000: 1.5

    Kentucky: 7.8 percent positive

    New daily cases: 659
    Tests per 1,000: 1.7

    Oklahoma: 7.6 percent positive

    New daily cases: 1,117
    Tests per 1,000: 3.7

    Wyoming: 7.6 percent positive

    New daily cases: 58
    Tests per 1,000: 1.1

    Colorado: 7.6 percent positive

    New daily cases: 408
    Tests per 1,000: 1.3

    North Dakota: 7.3 percent positive

    New daily cases: 74
    Tests per 1,000: 2.1

    California: 7 percent positive

    New daily cases: 8,021
    Tests per 1,000: 3.1

    South Dakota: 6.9 percent positive

    New daily cases: 44
    Tests per 1,000: 1.3

    Wisconsin: 6.7 percent positive

    New daily cases: 1,059
    Tests per 1,000: 2.3

    North Carolina: 6.6 percent positive

    New daily cases: 2,145
    Tests per 1,000: 2.7

    Virginia: 6.2 percent positive

    New daily cases: 911
    Tests per 1,000: 2.1

    Maryland: 6 percent positive

    New daily cases: 892
    Tests per 1,000: 2.5

    Oregon: 6 percent positive

    New daily cases: 410
    Tests per 1,000: 1.4

    Pennsylvania: 5.9 percent positive

    New daily cases: 868
    Tests per 1,000: 1.3

    Washington: 5.6 percent positive

    New daily cases: 818
    Tests per 1,000: 1.9

    Rhode Island: 5.3 percent positive

    New daily cases: 150
    Tests per 1,000: 2

    Minnesota: 4.8 percent positive

    New daily cases: 745
    Tests per 1,000: 2.6

    Ohio: 4.7 percent positive

    New daily cases: 1,733
    Tests per 1,000: 2.5

    Delaware: 4.6 percent positive

    New daily cases: 87
    Tests per 1,000: 2.4

    Hawaii: 4.1 percent positive

    New daily cases: 124
    Tests per 1,000: 1

    New Mexico: 4.1 percent positive

    New daily cases: 252
    Tests per 1,000: 4.2

    Montana: 4 percent positive

    New daily cases: 138
    Tests per 1,000: 3

    Illinois: 3.8 percent positive

    New daily cases: 1,772
    Tests per 1,000: 2.9

    West Virginia: 3.3 percent positive

    New daily cases: 98
    Tests per 1,000: 2.1

    Massachusetts: 2.8 percent positive

    New daily cases: 0
    Tests per 1,000: 2.1

    Alaska: 2.5 percent positive

    New daily cases: 81
    Tests per 1,000: 6.9

    Michigan: 2.4 percent positive

    New daily cases: 807
    Tests per 1,000: 3.2

    Washington, D.C.: 2.3 percent positive

    New daily cases: 58
    Tests per 1,000: 4.2

    New Hampshire: 2.1 percent positive

    New daily cases: 31
    Tests per 1,000: 1.1

    Connecticut: 1.6 percent positive

    New daily cases: 130
    Tests per 1,000: 3.6

    New Jersey: 1.5 percent positive

    New daily cases: 370
    Tests per 1,000: 3.2

    New York: 1 percent positive

    New daily cases: 777
    Tests per 1,000: 3.3

    Maine: 0.9 percent positive

    New daily cases: 22
    Tests per 1,000: 1.8

    Vermont: 0.4 percent positive

    New daily cases: 1
    Tests per 1,000: 1.5

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