As state leaders eye reopening, Harvard researchers say we’re not ready
Michigan needs to boost the number of COVID-19 tests it is able to conduct. That is according to a new report by a team of researchers at Harvard.
The report indicates that before states can consider loosening stay-at-home orders, they should be able to conduct 152 COVID-19 tests per 100-thousand people each day. By that metric, Michigan falls far short.
Over the past week, Michigan has averaged 6,863 tests per day for a total of 69 per 100-thousand people, according to a story on WWMT.
Nationwide, we aren’t doing much better. Researchers indicate that testing needs to more than double in order to consider sending people back to work by May 15.
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