Has your state performed enough COVID-19 tests to be open?

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May 20, 2020
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Has your state performed enough COVID-19 tests to be open?

President Donald Trump has repeatedly touted the fact that the United States has tested more people for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, than any other nation in the world. In pure numbers, this is true: As of July 7, 2020, roughly 36 million people across the country have been tested for the virus. This dwarfs the total testing number of any other nation (India is currently #2 at about 10 million tests). But, considering the size of the U.S. and the scale of its outbreak, 36 million is far less impressive; that figure means about 11% of the population has been tested—or about the acceptance rate to Cornell University.

COVID-19 testing should not be so competitive. The Harvard Global Health Institute, in collaboration with NPR, on June 23 published estimates for how many daily tests the U.S. should conduct to accurately determine the number of infected Americans, as well as close contacts who may have been exposed. They concluded at least 4.3 million tests per day are needed, a number based on modeling by data scientist Youyang Gu—whose work is cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—as well as from other researchers and journalists who consider his work a comprehensive predictor of COVID-19 rates over the next few months as it takes into account policy changes, such as the reopening of business in many states.

The Harvard team’s estimates have jumped from two earlier analyses done in mid-April and early May, which placed the country’s need at 500,000–700,000 tests per day and 900,000 tests per day, respectively. The significant jump may be attributed to rising outbreaks in the south and west of the country, brought on by reopening policies in many states. Still, testing more than 4 million Americans each day is only the first step to safely contain the pandemic and reopen the country; other measures—such as testing equitably across vulnerable populations, tracing the friends and family members of those infected, and ensuring that people with severe cases have access to treatment—are similarly crucial. These tests should also not be evenly distributed across the country, as every state has different needs based on the size of its outbreak and its lockdown policies (or lack thereof). Gu’s forecasts take these differences into account, as do the Harvard team’s target estimates for each region.

Stacker compared the Harvard team’s state-specific targets to the actual testing conducted in every state over the past week (June 30 to July 7) to determine whether states have completed enough tests in order to safely reopen. Actual testing data are sourced from the COVID Tracking Project, an independent volunteer effort housed at The Atlantic which compiles daily figures from health department websites and press releases. All 50 states and Washington D.C. are ranked here according to what percentages of their mitigation and suppression targets have been met. These targets are defined as follows:

Mitigation target: The number of tests that, if administered throughout the state, would reduce the spread of the virus through broad investigation of symptomatic people and basic contact tracing; and

Suppression target: The number of tests needed to keep a state’s new case levels at zero.

It is key to note that every state health department varies in how it reports testing results as well as other disease metrics. Some states, such as California, are reporting the number of lab specimens tested for COVID-19, while others like New York are reporting the number of people tested. As the same person may be tested multiple times or multiple specimens may be tested per person, this discrepancy in reporting makes it difficult to compare sheer testing numbers across states.

Still, we can compare a state’s testing numbers to its positive rate, as we are doing here with a metric called the “positive test ratio” or “test-positivity rate,” defined as the share of COVID-19 tests that have returned positive results. The World Health Organization recommends a positive test ratio of 10% as an indicator that a region is testing enough people to accurately measure the scale of its outbreak. A higher positive test ratio indicates that only symptomatic individuals are being tested and the outbreak is not yet under control.

Editor's Note: Betsy Ladyzhets, a research associate at Stacker who worked on this story, volunteers for the COVID-19 Tracking Project.

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#51. Hawaii

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 79.7 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 569.0% (target: 14 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 346.4% (target: 23 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 1.8% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 1,030 (72 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 85,673 (6,025 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 19 (1.3 per 100k)

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#50. Alaska

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 372.1 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 524.1% (target: 71 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 155.0% (target: 240 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 1.5% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 1,184 (160 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 131,420 (17,795 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 17 (2.3 per 100k)

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#49. Montana

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 198.4 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 381.5% (target: 52 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 118.8% (target: 167 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 2.7% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 1,327 (127 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 105,327 (10,111 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 23 (2.2 per 100k)

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#48. Connecticut

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 254.1 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 325.8% (target: 78 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 96.6% (target: 263 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 0.6% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 47,033 (1,313 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 530,107 (14,801 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 4,338 (121.1 per 100k)

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#47. Vermont

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 122.3 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 284.3% (target: 43 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 91.9% (target: 133 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 0.8% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 1,254 (201 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 71,113 (11,378 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 56 (9.0 per 100k)

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#46. West Virginia

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 141.2 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 271.6% (target: 52 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 85.1% (target: 166 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 2.8% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 3,461 (189 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 189,847 (10,380 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 95 (5.2 per 100k)

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#45. New Jersey

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 221.6 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 267.0% (target: 83 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 78.3% (target: 283 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 1.7% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 173,878 (1,958 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 1.6 million (17,565 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 15,281 (172.0 per 100k)

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#44. Maine

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 171.0 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 240.8% (target: 71 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 71.5% (target: 239 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 1.2% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 3,440 (258 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 110,906 (8,321 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 110 (8.3 per 100k)

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#43. Idaho

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 162.8 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 214.3% (target: 76 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 63.1% (target: 258 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 13.4% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 8,052 (477 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 108,541 (6,431 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 94 (5.6 per 100k)

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#42. New York

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 313.1 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 206.0% (target: 152 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 57.7% (target: 543 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 1.1% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 398,237 (2,030 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 4.3 million (22,147 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 24,924 (127.0 per 100k)

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#41. Delaware

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 267.9 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 204.5% (target: 131 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 57.9% (target: 463 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 5.6% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 12,414 (1,307 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 128,685 (13,553 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 514 (54.1 per 100k)

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#40. Washington, D.C.

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 273.0 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 193.6% (target: 141 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 54.4% (target: 502 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 1.9% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 10,569 (1,544 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 110,377 (16,125 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 561 (82.0 per 100k)

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#39. Illinois

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 230.6 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 152.7% (target: 151 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 42.9% (target: 538 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 2.6% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 149,574 (1,167 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 1.8 million (14,124 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 7,273 (56.7 per 100k)

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#38. Wyoming

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 101.1 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 148.7% (target: 68 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 44.3% (target: 228 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 57.9% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 1,711 (294 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 37,789 (6,495 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 20 (3.4 per 100k)

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#37. Michigan

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 188.6 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 120.1% (target: 157 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 33.7% (target: 560 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 2.4% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 73,900 (742 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 1.2 million (11,815 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 6,251 (62.8 per 100k)

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#36. Oklahoma

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 172.9 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 117.6% (target: 147 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 33.1% (target: 523 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 46.0% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 17,220 (439 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 389,018 (9,929 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 404 (10.3 per 100k)

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#35. Massachusetts

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 122.6 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 115.7% (target: 106 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 33.0% (target: 372 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 2.5% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 110,338 (1,615 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 906,760 (13,276 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 8,213 (120.2 per 100k)

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#34. North Dakota

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 156.4 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 105.0% (target: 149 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 29.5% (target: 530 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 4.5% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 3,898 (518 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 114,357 (15,203 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 89 (11.8 per 100k)

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#33. Kansas

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 125.2 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 101.8% (target: 123 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 28.9% (target: 433 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 4.1% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 16,901 (581 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 202,219 (6,952 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 280 (9.6 per 100k)

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#32. Maryland

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 139.3 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 101.7% (target: 137 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 28.6% (target: 487 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 4.9% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 70,396 (1,173 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 594,378 (9,901 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 3,266 (54.4 per 100k)

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#31. Louisiana

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 364.8 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 94.8% (target: 385 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 25.8% (target: 1,416 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 7.8% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 68,263 (1,464 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 847,598 (18,175 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 3,319 (71.2 per 100k)

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#30. Pennsylvania

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 96.0 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 92.3% (target: 104 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 26.4% (target: 363 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 5.4% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 91,299 (714 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 850,102 (6,646 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 6,787 (53.1 per 100k)

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#29. Rhode Island

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 248.9 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 91.2% (target: 273 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 25.0% (target: 996 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 1.1% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 17,154 (1,623 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 260,690 (24,672 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 969 (91.7 per 100k)

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#28. New Mexico

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 290.3 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 86.7% (target: 335 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 23.6% (target: 1,230 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 3.9% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 13,507 (646 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 380,240 (18,172 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 515 (24.6 per 100k)

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#27. New Hampshire

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 101.9 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 85.6% (target: 119 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 24.3% (target: 420 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 1.6% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 5,914 (440 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 127,880 (9,518 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 382 (28.4 per 100k)

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#26. Indiana

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 98.7 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 82.3% (target: 120 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 23.5% (target: 421 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 6.8% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 48,626 (733 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 530,075 (7,986 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 2,717 (40.9 per 100k)

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#25. Oregon

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 119.9 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 82.2% (target: 146 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 23.1% (target: 519 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 5.5% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 10,605 (260 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 271,906 (6,661 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 220 (5.4 per 100k)

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#24. Washington

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 158.7 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 75.2% (target: 211 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 20.8% (target: 764 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 6.4% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 36,985 (507 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 629,256 (8,627 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 1,370 (18.8 per 100k)

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#23. South Dakota

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 87.2 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 73.9% (target: 118 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 21.0% (target: 416 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 9.7% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 7,163 (829 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 85,365 (9,877 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 98 (11.3 per 100k)

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#22. Nebraska

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 111.9 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 69.1% (target: 162 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 19.3% (target: 581 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 7.0% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 20,046 (1,052 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 193,073 (10,136 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 283 (14.9 per 100k)

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#21. Missouri

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 146.2 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 69.0% (target: 212 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 19.1% (target: 767 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 5.3% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 24,629 (404 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 435,348 (7,148 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 1,042 (17.1 per 100k)

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#20. Tennessee

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 275.1 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 67.4% (target: 408 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 18.3% (target: 1,504 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 7.9% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 53,514 (805 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 921,199 (13,850 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 665 (10.0 per 100k)

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#19. Minnesota

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 206.6 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 67.1% (target: 308 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 18.3% (target: 1,127 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 4.2% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 39,133 (708 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 685,247 (12,397 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 1,514 (27.4 per 100k)

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#18. Nevada

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 190.5 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 61.7% (target: 309 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 16.8% (target: 1,131 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 25.1% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 23,785 (814 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 316,546 (10,830 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 548 (18.7 per 100k)

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#17. Kentucky

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 125.3 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 58.8% (target: 213 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 16.2% (target: 771 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 4.2% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 17,519 (395 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 409,872 (9,231 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 602 (13.6 per 100k)

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#16. Utah

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 197.5 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 54.1% (target: 365 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 14.7% (target: 1,341 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 11.2% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 26,033 (855 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 382,849 (12,572 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 194 (6.4 per 100k)

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#15. Virginia

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 141.1 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 53.6% (target: 263 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 14.7% (target: 957 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 5.0% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 66,740 (793 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 728,117 (8,654 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 1,881 (22.4 per 100k)

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#14. Iowa

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 160.1 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 53.2% (target: 301 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 14.6% (target: 1,100 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 8.6% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 32,029 (1,022 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 339,298 (10,832 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 725 (23.1 per 100k)

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#13. Wisconsin

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 162.1 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 49.1% (target: 330 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 13.4% (target: 1,209 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 7.2% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 35,765 (619 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 636,777 (11,020 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 812 (14.1 per 100k)

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#12. California

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 266.1 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 47.2% (target: 564 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 12.7% (target: 2,088 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 7.7% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 277,774 (710 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 4.9 million (12,507 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 6,448 (16.5 per 100k)

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#11. North Carolina

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 226.8 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 46.4% (target: 489 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 12.6% (target: 1,807 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 7.2% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 75,875 (747 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 1.1 million (10,549 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 1,420 (14.0 per 100k)

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#10. Texas

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 180.3 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 44.6% (target: 404 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 12.1% (target: 1,487 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 15.0% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 210,585 (755 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 2.2 million (7,966 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 2,715 (9.7 per 100k)

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#9. Ohio

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 133.2 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 44.3% (target: 301 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 12.1% (target: 1,100 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 7.9% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 58,904 (506 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 896,485 (7,701 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 2,970 (25.5 per 100k)

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#8. Colorado

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 95.0 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 42.2% (target: 225 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 11.6% (target: 818 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 4.8% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 34,257 (619 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 360,640 (6,520 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 1,542 (27.9 per 100k)

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#7. Arkansas

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 188.5 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 34.1% (target: 552 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 9.2% (target: 2,042 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 8.3% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 24,512 (820 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 350,655 (11,725 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 292 (9.8 per 100k)

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#6. Florida

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 224.8 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 34.0% (target: 662 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 9.2% (target: 2,457 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 19.0% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 213,794 (1,038 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 2.3 million (11,017 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 3,943 (19.1 per 100k)

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#5. Georgia

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 202.0 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 33.5% (target: 603 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 9.0% (target: 2,234 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 13.6% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 100,470 (976 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 979,452 (9,512 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 2,899 (28.2 per 100k)

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#4. South Carolina

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 186.6 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 29.3% (target: 637 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 7.9% (target: 2,363 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 17.3% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 47,352 (955 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 445,291 (8,985 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 846 (17.1 per 100k)

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#3. Mississippi

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 190.2 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 19.6% (target: 968 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 5.3% (target: 3,601 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 22.8% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 32,214 (1,078 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 327,335 (10,952 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 1,158 (38.7 per 100k)

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#2. Arizona

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 198.3 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 19.5% (target: 1018 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 5.2% (target: 3,791 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 27.1% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 105,094 (1,513 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 628,797 (9,052 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 1,927 (27.7 per 100k)

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#1. Alabama

- Current average daily tests (June 30 to July 7): 160.7 tests per 100,000 people
--- Progress to mitigation target: 18.9% (target: 849 tests per 100k)
--- Progress to suppression target: 5.1% (target: 3,155 tests per 100k)
- Positive test ratio (June 30 to July 7): 14.8% (recommended ratio: under 10%)
- Cumulative state COVID-19 statistics as of July 7:
--- Positive cases: 45,785 (941 per 100k)
--- Tests completed: 461,364 (9,484 per 100k)
--- Death toll: 1,033 (21.2 per 100k)

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