Right you are testing more people with symptoms already. When all you test is sick people how high you think your positivity rate is going to be?
What are the links to the official stats of this covid doubling to quadrupling last month or two?
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They've got most of the graphs at the bottom, though I don't know where they supply stuff for more than a month. I've just been keeping up with it. Not sure if they have positivity listed somewhere, I just look at # of tests and positives. I don't know how to find it again, but MSDH also lists which hospitals are on diversion, and it was basically all of the local ones and all of the big ones.
I guess folks can make arguments about some of the individual parts, or just outright deny all of it and claim that it's all made up worldwide, but the whole picture looks like it's getting worse. Maybe it's time to start blaming the increase on increased mask usage?