New York's coronavirus positivity rate remains below 1% after 31 days

New York state’s COVID-19 positivity rate remained below one percent for 31 days straight, the governor proudly announced. Sunday’s COVID-19 test results were 0.88 percent positive and remained below one percent for an entire month – a major victory for a state that was once the epicenter of pandemic in the US. New York state reported […]

Experts say US's coronavirus positivity rate is high because tests are 'too sensitive'

The coronavirus death rate may be low compared to high infection rate because standard tests are diagnosing huge numbers of people who may be carrying ‘relatively insignificant’ amounts of the virus, experts say. Health experts say PCR testing – the most widely used diagnostic test for COVID-19 – should be adjusted to rule out people […]