One chart shows what percentage of COVID-19 tests are coming back positive in the US compared to 12 other countries

While cases in the US are rising again, the country has finally scaled up its COVID-19 testing efforts after months of delays and missteps. One way to measure those efforts is by calculating the percent of tests that come back positive, which the World Health Organization has said should be below 5% for two weeks before countries reopen. Last week, the US dipped below that threshold after hovering at around 20% for much of March and April. This chart shows how the US currently stacks up to 12 other countries in terms of positivity rates. Visit Business Insider’s homepage

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