The White House is being pretty misleading with its testing stats in this press conf. On a per capita basis, the U.S. is still testing far fewer people than other countries.
This is encouraging news, but we still have a lot of work to do. Extreme physical distancing and testing are the best tools we have right now to slow the spread of novel coronavirus.
The U.S. has finally passed South Korea and Italy in coronavirus testing — overtaking 2 countries with much smaller populations that had been much quicker to ramp up testing. But it's still falling short. Here’s what the data show.
Which US states have the best and worst testing rates per capita? Top 5: NY, WA, LA, NM, MA. Worst 5: WV, AR, SC, OK, AZ. (From and ) #COVID19
The U.S. finally passed South Korea and Italy in coronavirus testing — overtaking 2 countries with much smaller populations that had been much quicker to ramp up testing. But it's still falling short. Here’s what the data show.
This week, the number of coronavirus tests in the United States surpassed those in South Korea and Italy — two countries that had been testing more aggressively. But the U.S. continues to lag in tests per capita.
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The US, which has the most known coronavirus cases in the world, continues to lag in tests per capita. About 65,000 coronavirus tests are being performed on Americans each day. But public health experts say about 150,000 tests are needed every day.
You can debate the level of testing, or look at the graphics here and understand it.
Hawaii is #7 in per-capita testing!
#oncoalert #CCC19 Where the U.S. Stands Now on Coronavirus Testing US has most coronavirus cases in the world but continues to lag in tests per capita
More tests than other countries, yes. Number of tests per capita? Lagging.
This is not good: But I am even more disappointed by the lack of effort by the big tech companies to help with contact tracing when people test positive. Why is this not being done? It was crucial in South Korea.
2. In on the US surge what is missed is all of February when there were a grand total of 352 US tests vs >75,000 in S Korea Meanwhile people broadly getting infected in the US but no ability to diagnose (or even suspect) 2/3
A more dynamic analysis would have measured the tests done per day on a per capita basis as the basis of comparison (instead of total tests). By that measure, the US is now ahead of S. Korea on a per capita basis and not far behind Italy.
This is sad. Where the U.S. Stands Now on Coronavirus Testing
In America, testing is seriously way, way behind. #COVID19
Left chart will have Trump and supporters going 🇺🇸!🇺🇸!🇺🇸! Right chart is the one that actually matters
via ⁩ ⁦⁦⁩ need to ramp up testing in Tampa and Florida!!
I dunno. If you're going to compare the absolute number of cases, then maybe you should also compare the absolute number of tests.
U.S. Coronavirus Testing Hits Milestone but Still Falls Short President discusses implications of testing shortages