Percent Positive Tests Map, October 23, 2020

“This week’s Covid-19 map, based on the Johns Hopkins (CSSE) data, displays the percent of positive tests in each state. World Health Organization (WHO) advised governments that before reopening, rates of positivity in testing should remain at 5% or lower for at least 14 days. The blue shaded states (eighteen) are below 5% positivity. The red shaded states, primarily in the South and Midwest, have positivity rates two to three times greater than the recommended guidelines.  Will they remain open?  As cooler temperatures move people indoors and a resurgence is on the way. Nationwide, case rates are above 70,000 per day, the highest since July!”