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TBW

Apparently Calif opened up testing to a broader audience on 4/21, and there is capacity to run 80,000 tests a day.

https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-04-21/california-first-state-coronavirus-tests-without-symptoms?fbclid=IwAR1miFdFBtY8rPPyA16bv55DB-trm2o4FI7YABLdNbCDgIxaKXJeGZbTQno

Kaiser

TBW: That might be true but it would be shocking to think they could process 165,000 tests in a single day, especially given previous reports of backlogs. It is also unlikely that the types of people getting tested switched diametrically overnight. The broadening is to "high risk" groups so I'm still skeptical.

Here's another innocent explanation: could it just be a typo? If we turn 165,000 into 16,000 tests, then both the volume and the percent positive goes back to the normal range.

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