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Since CO started testing & reporting

The number of positive cases per total tested has slowly crept up from about 10% of those tested to currently 14%.

I’m not totally sure what that means though.

Does it mean the number of cases are increasing alongside the number of tested or that there is some magic % (14%?) that is accurate and we’re getting better at testing “the right” people?

I.e. On a population level, could we just assume that 14% of people who have flu-like symptoms are actually infected? Don’t know how we’d get the denominator, but that might at least give us an accurate representation of total cases in the state, would it not?

(In response to this post by hawg1)

Posted: 03/27/2020 at 11:56AM


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New cases in Colorado go up.... -- SamSpade 03/27/2020 09:12AM
  Yes, but the number of tests went up commensurate (8k to 10k) ** -- Buff Fan for Life 03/27/2020 10:19AM
  Since CO started testing & reporting -- WastingTime 03/27/2020 11:56AM
  Good point. ** -- SamSpade 03/27/2020 10:31AM