Most of these states are reopening with more new cases or a higher share of positive tests than two weeks ago.
The White House said states should have a “downward trajectory” of cases over a 14-day period before reopening. But most of the states reopening have actually had an increase of daily average cases in the past two weeks.
If a state has not had a decrease in cases, the White House said it could still reopen if its share of positive coronavirus tests was lower than it was 14 days before. These states have a higher average share of positive test results than two weeks prior.
If testing decreases though, positive results can decrease along with it. To follow the White House guidance, a state with a decreasing number of positive results should also have steady or increased testing. In South Dakota and Utah, reported testing has declined.