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COVID-19 Positivity Rates Week of August 21st, 2022

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GS Labs COVID-19 Positivity Rates

Throughout the week of Sunday, August 21 to Saturday, August 27, 2022, GS Labs testing saw an average positivity rate of 16% across five states. This percentage has decreased by 1% from the previous week. For the week starting August 21st, 2022, the highest state positivity rate was 27% in Iowa. The lowest rate was in Oregon with 9% positivity. All other states varied with their results for positivity for this week.

COVID-19 Positivity Rates Over Average Index:

The average positivity rate is 17% across all locations. All states had less than 30% positivity rates with COVID-19 Rapid Antigen tests conducted by GS Labs. Only two states had more than 20% positivity.  Here are the following state’s positivity rates for this week:

  • Iowa had a COVID Positivity Rate of 27%, which is a 2% decrease from last week.
  • Nebraska had a COVID Positivity Rate of 25%, a 1% decrease from last week.
  • Minnesota had a COVID Positivity Rate of 16%, which is a 5% decrease from last week.
  • Washington had a COVID Positivity Rate of 12%, a 2% increase from last week.
  • Oregon had a COVID Positivity Rate of 9%, a 5% decrease from last week.

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Breakdown of States By COVID-19 Positivity Rates:

Below is a graph of COVID-19 positivity rates across GS Labs locations.

Graph of Positivity Rates For Week of 08/21

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Note: Most private and government organizations have stopped publishing positivity rates due to the increased use of At-Home COVID-19 tests. GS Labs is providing positivity rates specifically on antigen tests conducted by our trained staff across our locations.