States ranked by COVID-19 test positivity rates: August 4

Here are the rates of positive COVID-19 tests in each state, along with the number of new cases most recently reported and number of tests conducted per 1,000 people. 

Data points were last updated August 4. Data for positivity rates and tests are seven-day moving averages; new cases are daily counts as reported by the state. The information cited is from Johns Hopkins' Coronavirus Resource Center. States are arranged in descending order of test positivity rates. 

Editor's note: A jurisdiction might report a negative number of probable cases on a given day if more probable cases were disproven than were initially reported on that day. Furthermore, some states modify their reporting to include both confirmed cases and probable cases, which may cause new case data to "spike."

Mississippi: 23.3 percent positive

New daily cases: 572

Tests per 1,000: 1.7

 

Alabama: 20.6 

New daily cases: 1,217

Tests per 1,000: 1.6

 

Florida: 18.4

New daily cases: 4,752

Tests per 1,000: 2.1

 

Nevada: 18.3

New daily cases: 994

Tests per 1,000: 1.9

 

Idaho: 18.3

New daily cases: 560

Tests per 1,000: 1.4

 

Arizona: 18.2

New daily cases: 1,030

Tests per 1,000: 1.7

 

South Carolina: 14.5

New daily cases: 1,163

Tests per 1,000: 2

 

Missouri: 13.8

New daily cases: 1,030

Tests per 1,000: 1.7

 

Texas: 13.8

New daily cases: 8,479

Tests per 1,000: 2

 

Georgia: 12.7

New daily cases: 2,258

Tests per 1,000: 2.6

 

Arkansas: 12.1

New daily cases: 787

Tests per 1,000: 2

 

Kansas: 11.8

New daily cases: 561

Tests per 1,000: 1.1

 

Iowa: 10.4

New daily cases: 182

Tests per 1,000: 1.4

 

Utah: 10.3

New daily cases: 354

Tests per 1,000: 1.4

 

Nebraska: 9.4

New daily cases: 254

Tests per 1,000: 1.6

 

Tennessee: 8.7

New daily cases: 1,009

Tests per 1,000: 3.4

 

Oklahoma: 8.5

New daily cases: 377

Tests per 1,000: 2.5

 

Indiana: 8.2

New daily cases: 576

Tests per 1,000: 1.4

 

Louisiana: 8.2

New daily cases: 1,099

Tests per 1,000: 4.1

 

North Dakota: 7.7

New daily cases: 125

Tests per 1,000: 1.9

 

Kentucky: 7.4

New daily cases: 323

Tests per 1,000: 1.7

 

South Dakota: 7.4

New daily cases: 65

Tests per 1,000: 1.3

 

Colorado: 6.8

New daily cases: 241

Tests per 1,000: 1.2

 

Oregon: 6.6

New daily cases: 269

Tests per 1,000: 1.2

 

Wisconsin: 6.5

New daily cases: 404

Tests per 1,000: 2.3

 

Washington: 6.2

New daily cases: 542

Tests per 1,000: 1.7

 

California: 6.1

New daily cases: 4,676

Tests per 1,000: 3.2

 

Virginia: 6.1

New daily cases: 1,324

Tests per 1,000: 1.9

 

North Carolina: 6

New daily cases: 2,300

Tests per 1,000: 2.8

 

Maryland: 6

New daily cases: 870

Tests per 1,000: 2.5

 

Pennsylvania: 5.6

New daily cases: 861

Tests per 1,000: 1.2

 

Rhode Island: 5.4

New daily cases: 224

Tests per 1,000: 1.8

 

Wyoming: 5

New daily cases: 40

Tests per 1,000: 1.6

 

Ohio: 4.6

New daily cases: 932

Tests per 1,000: 2.3

 

Delaware: 4.4

New daily cases: 106

Tests per 1,000: 2.1

 

Hawaii: 4.2

New daily cases: 206

Tests per 1,000: 1.3

 

Montana: 4.1

New daily cases: 40

Tests per 1,000: 2.8

 

Illinois: 4

New daily cases: 1,298

Tests per 1,000: 3

 

New Mexico: 3.7

New daily cases: 114

Tests per 1,000: 3.6

 

West Virginia: 3.2

New daily cases: 120

Tests per 1,000: 2.3

 

Massachusetts: 2.9

New daily cases: 199

Tests per 1,000: 2

 

Michigan: 2.3

New daily cases: 616

Tests per 1,000: 3.2

 

Alaska: 2.2

New daily cases: 61

Tests per 1,000: 7.5

 

New Hampshire: 2.2

New daily cases: 26

Tests per 1,000: 0.9

 

Washington, D.C.: 1.8

New daily cases: 39

Tests per 1,000: 5

 

New Jersey: 1.6

New daily cases: 264

Tests per 1,000: 2.9

 

Connecticut: 1.3

New daily cases: 252

Tests per 1,000: 3.4

 

New York: 1

New daily cases: 545

Tests per 1,000: 3.3

 

Maine: 0.8

New daily cases: 12

Tests per 1,000: 1.8

 

Vermont: 0.4

New daily cases: 1

Tests per 1,000: 1.5

 

*Minnesota: -4.8

New daily cases: 613

Tests per 1,000: -2.5

*Editor's note: As of June 5, Minnesota began reporting specimens tested, which may be higher than the number of people tested since people can get tested more than once. On July 30, Minnesota changed its data reporting from the number of specimens tested back to the number of people tested. Due to this change, the number of total tests for the state decreased by 200,000, which resulted in negative rates and tests per 1,000 as the seven-day rolling average for the state beginning Aug. 3. 









 

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