- by New Deal democrat
Here is the update through yesterday (April 5)
I’ve changed the format, moving the “just the facts, ma’am” data to the top, and comments to the end.
The four most important metrics are starred (***) below.
Comparison of rates of increase in documented infections vs. testing
Result: April 4’s high testing number was the result of the 2/3’s clearance of a huge backlog. The rate of testing is catching up a little bit to the spread of the virus. Nevertheless, it remains far below what is needed, which is probably now at least 250,000/day. Note this target number increases as the number of new infections increases.