Our daily update is published. States reported 739k tests and 56k cases, as well as 1,326 deaths. This week, we hope to see data that is less marred by outages and reporting problems. Image
Testing remains down. Most of the decline in the 7-day average for tests completed is in the South. This kind of decline is not what we saw from Northeastern states as they emerged from their intense outbreaks in the Spring. Image
California’s electronic lab reporting problem has been solved, according to the state website. As such, some portion of the 12,500 new cases reported today are backlogs from prior days. We expect this to continue for the next day or two.
Florida reported a record 277 deaths today. Given the reporting problems there over the last week, there may be more deaths from further in the past than on a standard day. Image
We’d like to highlight Alaska for providing test turnaround times directly on their site. They even include a full time series and the most recent 14-day average. This is a great example of data transparency.


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