COVID -19 Deaths Decreasing In The USA, PER CDC; They Report There Is No More Pandemic, By Definition

Key Updates for Week 27, ending July 4, 2020

The overall percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 decreased from week 26 (9.2%) to week 27 (8.8%) nationally but increased in five regions. National percentages of specimens testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 by type of laboratory:


• Public health laboratories – decreased from 6.4% during week 26 to 6.0% during week 27;
• Clinical laboratories – increased from 5.7% during week 26 to 8.0% during week 27;
• Commercial laboratories – decreased from 9.9% during week 26 to 9.4% during week 27.

Based on death certificate data, the percentage of deaths attributed to pneumonia, influenza or COVID-19 (PIC) decreased from 6.9% during
week 26 to 5.5% during week 27, representing the eleventh week of a declining percentage of deaths due to PIC.

The percentage is currently below the epidemic threshold but will likely change as more death certificates are processed, particularly for recent weeks.

CDC https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-data/pdf/covidview-07-10-2020.pdf