States ranked by COVID-19 test positivity rates: Oct. 24

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 Oct. 24. Data for positivity rates and tests are seven-day moving averages. New cases are daily counts as reported by state and the District of Columbia. The information cited is from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. States are arranged in descending order of test positivity rates. 

Editor's note: On Oct. 23, Johns Hopkins noted that its testing data provider, the Covid Tracking Project, is changing how it maps states' data. The changes mean the category of data used in the denominator (total tests) may now include tests previously not included in calculations, which in turn may result in a test positivity calculation that is lower than what would have been calculated prior to the change.

"With this significant change, we will once again review our data inputs and calculations to ensure that our numbers reflect the most responsible public health calculation of test positivity," according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

 

Mississippi: 100 percent positive

New daily cases: 795

Tests per 1,000: 0.2

*Mississippi’s positivity rate was 16.6 Oct. 23, suggesting inconsistency in its data. Some states report testing positives separately from testing negatives, which may make it appear that 100 percent of their tests were positive or 100 percent negative on that day.

 

South Dakota: 38.5 

New daily cases: 1,185

Tests per 1,000: 2.3

 

Idaho: 34.3

New daily cases: 1,073

Tests per 1,000: 1.4

 

Wyoming: 27.6

New daily cases: 426

Tests per 1,000: 1.7

 

Iowa: 23

New daily cases: 1,643

Tests per 1,000: 1.4

 

Alabama: 21.7

New daily cases: 3,852

Tests per 1,000: 1.4

 

Kansas: 19.9

New daily cases: 1,113

Tests per 1,000: 1.3

 

Nebraska: 19.5

New daily cases: 1,225

Tests per 1,000: 2.2

 

Utah: 17.2

New daily cases: 1,960

Tests per 1,000: 2.5

 

Nevada: 15.1

New daily cases: 812

Tests per 1,000: 1.5

 

Wisconsin: 14.1

New daily cases: 4,378

Tests per 1,000: 4.4

 

Montana: 13.8

New daily cases: 863

Tests per 1,000: 4.8

 

Florida: 12.2

New daily cases: 3,689

Tests per 1,000: 1.3

 

North Dakota: 11

New daily cases: 887

Tests per 1,000: 9.3

 

Pennsylvania: 10.5

New daily cases: 2,254

Tests per 1,000: 1.2

 

Arkansas: 9.5

New daily cases: 1,337

Tests per 1,000: 3.3

 

Oklahoma: 9.2

New daily cases: 1,373

Tests per 1,000: 3.4

 

Texas: 9

New daily cases: 7,114

Tests per 1,000: 2

*Texas changed its positivity rate reporting methodology Sept. 14. The state will now rely on a calculation that accounts for the date a test was administered versus the date the health agency receives test results.

 

Arizona: 8.9

New daily cases: 976

Tests per 1,000: 1.4

 

Tennessee: 8.8

New daily cases: 3,606

Tests per 1,000: 4.3

 

Missouri: 8.5

New daily cases: 1,983

Tests per 1,000: 3.3

 

Kentucky: 7.6

New daily cases: 1,449

Tests per 1,000: 3.5

 

Indiana: 7.4

New daily cases: 2,467

Tests per 1,000: 4.1

 

New Mexico: 7.2

New daily cases: 791

Tests per 1,000: 4.2

 

Delaware: 6.9

New daily cases: 159

Tests per 1,000: 2

 

Minnesota: 6.5

New daily cases: 1,711

Tests per 1,000: 4.1

 

Georgia: 6.5

New daily cases: 2,224

Tests per 1,000: 2.1

 

North Carolina: 6.3

New daily cases: 2,716

Tests per 1,000: 3

 

South Carolina: 6.2

New daily cases: 1,064

Tests per 1,000: 2.8

 

Oregon: 6

New daily cases: 905

Tests per 1,000: 1.4

 

Colorado: 6

New daily cases: 1,350

Tests per 1,000: 3.5

 

Illinois: 5.8

New daily cases: 5,000

Tests per 1,000: 5.6

 

Virginia: 5.7

New daily cases: 1,164

Tests per 1,000: 2.1

 

Alaska: 5.3

New daily cases: 278

Tests per 1,000: 5.9

 

Ohio: 5

New daily cases: 2,518

Tests per 1,000: 3.6

 

Louisiana: 4.6

New daily cases: 699

Tests per 1,000: 3.2

 

Michigan: 4.3

New daily cases: 2,046

Tests per 1,000: 4.3

 

West Virginia: 4.2

New daily cases: 336

Tests per 1,000: 3.4

 

Washington: 3.4

New daily cases: 820

Tests per 1,000: 2.4

 

New Jersey: 3.2

New daily cases: 1,045

Tests per 1,000: 3.8

 

California: 2.9

New daily cases: 5,435

Tests per 1,000: 3.1

 

Rhode Island: 2.5

New daily cases: 524

Tests per 1,000: 13.3

 

Maryland: 2.3

New daily cases: 712

Tests per 1,000: 4.5

 

Hawaii: 2.2

New daily cases: 129

Tests per 1,000: 2.6

 

Connecticut: 2.2

New daily cases: 679

Tests per 1,000: 5.9

 

Vermont: 1.6

New daily cases: 29

Tests per 1,000: 1.5

 

New Hampshire: 1.3

New daily cases: 118

Tests per 1,000: 4

 

New York: 1.2

New daily cases: 1,637

Tests per 1,000: 6.3

 

Massachusetts: 1.2

New daily cases: 1,070

Tests per 1,000: 10.4

 

Washington, D.C.: 1.2

New daily cases: 72

Tests per 1,000: 6.1

 

Maine: 0.6

New daily cases: 31

Tests per 1,000: 4.3












 

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