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October 23 COVID-19 Test Results

1 month ago   |   By Calculated Risk

The US is now mostly reporting 700 thousand to 1 million tests per day. Based on the experience of other countries, the percent positive needs to be well under 5% to really push down new infections , so the US still needs to increase the number of tests per day significantly (or take actions to push down the number of new infections).
There were 1,123,341 test results reported over the last 24 hours.
There were 83,010 positive tests .
Over 16,800 Americans deaths from COVID have been reported in October. See the graph on US Daily Deaths here .
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AstraZeneca resuming US testing of COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca resuming US testing of COVID-19 vaccine

1 month ago   |   By Chron

AstraZeneca Inc. announced Friday that regulators are letting it resume testing of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the U.S.
Testing of the vaccine was halted worldwide early last month because of a British study volunteer's illness. Studies have already resumed in other countries, and the British drugmaker said the Food and Drug Administration gave the company the go-ahead Friday to resume U.S. testing.
The AstraZenca vaccine, developed with Oxford University, is one of several coronavirus vaccine candidates in final-stage testing around the world.
The drugmaker said it was allowed to...
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Costco is selling at-home COVID-19 tests for $129

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Costco is now selling COVID-19 tests.
REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Costco is selling COVID-19 tests that you can take in the comfort of your own home.
The test uses saliva samples, which buyers mail to a testing center, receiving results in 24 to 48 hours.
The test kit costs $129.99 on Costco.com. Costco is charging an extra $10 for the same kit with video observation and assistance.
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