The New York Times recently published an article highlighting the lack of CoronaVirus testing in our country.
Data are based on the Covid Tracking Project, which currently shows (as of March 27, 2020) 626,667 tests have been administered. Based on a national population 329.5 million in 2019, only two-tenths of one percent of Americans have been tested.
Not everyone needs to be tested. Those not displaying symptoms, or who have not been in contact with any known source of the virus don’t need a test. However, given the scale of the outbreak, what is now occurring is that those being admitted to the hospital have not been tested, but are instead at a more severe stage and require immediate attention.
I am attaching a table here that will update automatically with the Covid Tracking Project and displays counts by state, per capita (relative to population) and with positive and negative outcomes.