As winter approaches, demand for COVID-19 testing could triple

Flu-like symptoms—which are similar to COVID-19 symptoms—are, on average, three times higher in the winter than in the spring. Demand for COVID-19 testing could, therefore, show a threefold increase during the winter months as compared with earlier months.

The height, curve, and peak of influenza rates can vary each year.

To read the article, see “Winter is coming: What’s next in COVID-19 testing,” September 30, 2020.