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COVID in Context: In past two weeks in Brazos County, new tests stay steady while 7-day positivity rate increases

Published: Nov. 20, 2020 at 8:20 AM CST
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - As testing increases, public health experts generally hope to see the testing positivity rate drop--an indication that more testing is not simply finding more COVID-19.

In the past few months, this has been the trend in Brazos County.

Last 7 days new testing and positivity rate in Brazos County
Last 7 days new testing and positivity rate in Brazos County(KBTX)

However, a closer look at the past two weeks reveals a trend more troubling: new testing has remained relatively flat, yet the testing positivity rate continues to rise.

Last 7 days new testing and positivity rate in Brazos County
Last 7 days new testing and positivity rate in Brazos County(KBTX)

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