States ranked by COVID-19 test positivity rates: Aug. 5

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 Aug. 5. 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: 25.8 percent positive

New daily cases: 1,074

Tests per 1,000: 1.5

 

Alabama: 19.9

New daily cases: 1,041

Tests per 1,000: 1.7

 

Nevada: 19

New daily cases: 980

Tests per 1,000: 1.8

 

Florida: 18.2

New daily cases: 5,446

Tests per 1,000: 2

 

Arizona: 18.1

New daily cases: 1,008

Tests per 1,000: 1.6

 

Idaho: 17.5

New daily cases: 566

Tests per 1,000: 1.4

 

South Carolina: 14.4

New daily cases: 1,239

Tests per 1,000: 1.9

 

Texas: 14

New daily cases: 9,408

Tests per 1,000: 2

 

Missouri: 13.5

New daily cases: 1,208

Tests per 1,000: 1.6

 

Georgia: 12.9

New daily cases: 2,513

Tests per 1,000: 2.4

 

Arkansas: 11.8

New daily cases: 784

Tests per 1,000: 2.1

 

Kansas: 11.8

New daily cases: 350

Tests per 1,000: 1.1

 

Utah: 10

New daily cases: 378

Tests per 1,000: 1.4

 

Iowa: 9.9

New daily cases: 326

Tests per 1,000: 1.5

 

Nebraska: 9

New daily cases: 222

Tests per 1,000: 1.7

 

Tennessee: 8.8

New daily cases: 1,805

Tests per 1,000: 3.8

 

Oklahoma: 8.3

New daily cases: 861

Tests per 1,000: 2.5

 

Indiana: 8.2

New daily cases: 822

Tests per 1,000: 1.4

 

Kentucky: 8.1

New daily cases: 689

Tests per 1,000: 1.6

 

Louisiana: 7.7

New daily cases: 3,615

Tests per 1,000: 5.3

 

North Dakota: 7.6

New daily cases: 148

Tests per 1,000: 2

 

South Dakota: 7.4

New daily cases: 59

Tests per 1,000: 1.3

 

Washington: 7.1

New daily cases: 664

Tests per 1,000: 1.4

 

Oregon: 7.1

New daily cases: 333

Tests per 1,000: 1.1

 

Virginia: 6.7

New daily cases: 1,145

Tests per 1,000: 1.8

 

Wyoming: 6.6

New daily cases: 36

Tests per 1,000: 1.1

 

Colorado: 6.6

New daily cases: 426

Tests per 1,000: 1.3

 

North Carolina: 6.3

New daily cases: 1,085

Tests per 1,000: 2.6

 

Wisconsin: 6.3

New daily cases: 728

Tests per 1,000: 2.4

 

Maryland: 6.1

New daily cases: 710

Tests per 1,000: 2.5

 

Rhode Island: 6

New daily cases: 144

Tests per 1,000: 1.5

 

California: 6

New daily cases: 9,834

Tests per 1,000: 3.2

 

Pennsylvania: 5.5

New daily cases: 830

Tests per 1,000: 1.1

 

Ohio: 5.5

New daily cases: 1,143

Tests per 1,000: 1.9

 

Hawaii: 5.1

New daily cases: 143

Tests per 1,000: 1.4

 

Delaware: 4.5

New daily cases: 82

Tests per 1,000: 2.2

 

Montana: 4.2

New daily cases: 81

Tests per 1,000: 2.7

 

Illinois: 4

New daily cases: 1,471

Tests per 1,000: 3.1

 

New Mexico: 3.3

New daily cases: 210

Tests per 1,000: 3.3

 

West Virginia: 3.1

New daily cases: 81

Tests per 1,000: 2.3

 

Massachusetts: 3

New daily cases: 546

Tests per 1,000: 2.1

 

Michigan: 2.3

New daily cases: 801

Tests per 1,000: 3.2

 

Washington, D.C.: 2

New daily cases: 85

Tests per 1,000: 4.5

 

Alaska: 2

New daily cases: 53

Tests per 1,000: 7.6

 

New Hampshire: 1.8

New daily cases: 33

Tests per 1,000: 0.9

 

New Jersey: 1.5

New daily cases: 356

Tests per 1,000: 2.9

 

Connecticut: 1.2

New daily cases: 48

Tests per 1,000: 3.3

 

New York: 1

New daily cases: 746

Tests per 1,000: 3.4

 

Maine: 0.8

New daily cases: 7

Tests per 1,000: 1.8

 

Vermont: 0.4

New daily cases: 4

Tests per 1,000: 1.6

 

*Minnesota: -4.8

New daily cases: 602

Tests per 1,000: -2.6

*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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