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COVID-19 Positivity Rates Week of August 28th, 2022

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GS Labs COVID-19 Positivity Rates

Throughout the week of Sunday, August 28 to Saturday, September 3, 2022, GS Labs testing saw an average positivity rate of 19% across five states. This percentage has increased by 2% from the previous week. For the week starting August 21st, 2022, the highest state positivity rate was 31% in Iowa. The lowest rate was in Washington with 12% 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 19% across all locations. All states, but one, had less than 30% positivity rates with COVID-19 Rapid Antigen tests conducted by GS Labs. Only one state had less than 20% positivity.  Here are the following state’s positivity rates for this week:

  • Iowa had a COVID Positivity Rate of 31%, which is a 4% increase from last week.
  • Nebraska had a COVID Positivity Rate of 22%, a 3% increase from last week.
  • Minnesota had a COVID Positivity Rate of 20%, which is a 4% increase from last week.
  • Oregon had a COVID Positivity Rate of 20%, an 11% increase from last week.
  • Washington had a COVID Positivity Rate of 12%, which is no different 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 Week of 08/28

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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.