Harvard analysis: Only 17 states and Washington, DC meeting coronavirus testing targets | TheHill

Harvard analysis: Only 17 states and Washington, DC meeting coronavirus testing targets | TheHill 1Only 17 states and Washington, D.C. are currently meeting minimum targets for doing enough coronavirus testing, according to a new analysis.

The Harvard Global Health Institute, in collaboration with NPR, finds that 14 states and Washington, D.C. are doing enough testing to mitigate the spread of the virus, meaning it won’t be eliminated but it will not spread out of control. An additional three states are meeting a higher threshold of doing enough tests to suppress the virus and prevent almost any new cases.

But that means 32 states are falling short of either goal, highlighting how far the country has to go in ramping up testing, even as it has made progress.

Source: Harvard analysis: Only 17 states and Washington, DC meeting coronavirus testing targets | TheHill