As of 7/16, 4 pm ET, the COVID-19 Tracking Project reported 43,351,945 total people tested. Of those individuals tested, 39,802,297 (91.8%) tested negative, while 3,549,648 (8.2%) tested positive. There’s an estimated 2,929 tests pending results.
There was a significant fluctuation in the number of pending test results between 7/13 and 7/15. On 7/13, there were 2,610 pending test results; on 7/14, there were 960 pending test results, and on 7/14, there were 2,947 pending test results. Otherwise, there have been over 2,000 tests pending results every day since July 7.
The number of current hospitalizations has been increasing steadily since early July. As of 7/16, there were 57,369 reported hospitalizations in the U.S. This is the highest number of hospitalizations since 4/23, when a reported 58,583 people were hospitalized. Between 7/9 and 7/16, there were 4,982 new reported deaths.