U.S. Coronavirus Testing Hits Milestone but Still Falls Short

Coronavirus, Covıd-19

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.

Coronavirus, Covıd-19

3/27/2020

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.

The pace of coronavirus testing in the United States has seen a meteoric rise in the past week. But the country still lags in tests relative to its population, despite having the world’s most reported coronavirus cases.

for the virus, without government approval, and found that it was already spreading locally. In Louisiana , as testing ramped up, the number of cases surged. The state may be experiencing the world’s in new cases, which is largely attributed to Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans. The pace of testing in California remained stubbornly low for weeks, but it appears to be on the rise. Still, the state, with twice the population of New York, has conducted far fewer tests for the virus. Limited testing in California may mean that the state may never get a clear handle on how many are infected. About 65,000 coronavirus tests are being performed on Americans each day — a meteoric rise from just 10 days ago. But public health experts say that about 150,000 tests are needed every day, so that infected patients can be quickly identified and separated. The United States cannot even test everyone who is sick because of a shortage of testing kits and personal protective equipment for health care workers. At the Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens , the line of people waiting outside for a test forms as early as 6 a.m., with some staying until 5 p.m. Many go home without being tested. Early flaws in the testing process — like not relying on the World Health Organization’s coronavirus test and problems with the test kits — cost the United States valuable time and has left the country with a haphazard testing process from coast to coast. “If you’ve seen how one county does it, then you’ve seen how one county does it,” said Dr. Gary L. LeRoy, a family practitioner in Dayton, Ohio, who is the president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, which represents nearly 135,000 doctors and medical students nationwide. Public health laboratories in all 50 states and Washington D.C. are now testing for the coronavirus and many more labs are completing testing verification procedures outlined by the Federal Drug Administration. But some states are actively discouraging testing for anyone who is not showing symptoms, and a request from a doctor is no guarantee of a test, Dr. LeRoy said. The state labs are largely being used for patients identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as high priority. This includes hospitalized patients with symptoms compatible with the coronavirus; those over 65; those with chronic medical conditions or compromised immune systems; those who show symptoms within 14 days of being in contact with a confirmed coronavirus patient; and those with a history of travel to China, Italy, Iran or South Korea. Many states are also working with private companies like Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp for testing, both of which take up to five days to process tests, much longer than state labs. There are drive-through locations in every state, but they are few and far between, and many are limited to health care workers and first responders. At a virtual town hall event for primary care doctors across the country on Wednesday night, many doctors were still asking about the availability of tests and how to get them, Dr. LeRoy said. “It’s like sending the troops out there without ammunition and wondering why the battle is being lost,” he said. “We should have been the first to have the testing capability, the equipment and the knowledge.” See How Your State Is Doing With Coronavirus Testing Charts are ordered by the number of tests conducted per capita in each state. Sources: The U.S. estimates are based on the most recent data from the COVID Tracking Project , an internet community effort that collects information directly from state health departments, local news reports and live news conferences. The U.S. total includes positive, negative and pending results for each state as well as the Washington D.C. and U.S. territories. State-level data for Delaware, Alabama, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri, Michigan and Montana are not shown because there is inconsistency in the data. Many of them report only positive results, making it hard to know the total number tested. Some states have also recently changed their reporting procedures. Data for South Korea comes from the Read more: The New York Times

其实也不用追求平均数啦,如果一开始把病源掐掉就没事了,但是并没有如果,当时美国把日本的病号运回国时把中国人吓了一跳,我们也不好说啥对吧,也不敢说啥,剩下的只希望你们的政客不要玩死你们就好了 Congratulations. It is exactly what you (Trump) wanted by repeatedly rasing the slogan, “America First” . !! And they still selling the tests to other countries like Brazil Well if we stop testing now, the virus will stop spreading, right?

Well, no shyt. America is 325 Million - 3rd largest Population spread over a Vast Nation Try encourage social distancing - tests will not limit the spread - NYT full of nonsense as per usual ! Most of these statistics are more or less rubbish. You only should trust statistics which you have falsified yourself (Winston Churchill). This crisis is a combination of economical, political and health problems. A lose-lose situation. What about 'America First'?

Where are people's liberties in US now? How this could happen to a well informed country? very sad ... prayers for all ill persons in US and in the world. Just think about Iran & Iranian patients which is under sanctions😟 and Kashmiries under 265+ days of ModiLockdown from a distance : Absolut figures are interesting but for comparison they are often a mess. NYT needs the per 100,000 capita figures for comparison because the US might have a slightly bigger population than Italy or South Korea.

every other nations advice is to get everyone test and practice social distancing in order to timely eliminate and contain the coronavirus , yet all talks of paying people1K but not focusing on getting the medical testing and help for them. Money are useless to sick & dying

U.S. death toll from coronavirus approaches 1,000The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus approached the milestone of 1,000 on Th... We're going to have to lift the shutdown on most of the country except the hot spots in a couple of weeks whether people are dying or not. That's just the way it is USA next country to flood coronavirus more than 10000 people will died in next few days Just for perspective, 8000 Americans die every day, regardless of coronavirus .

We started late which is criminal. And, umm, per capita is the only measure that matters! oatila dá uma olhada! We keep scrambling for delayed information from tests. We have all the wisdom we need! Asymptomatic spread is the threat. Masks for grocery workers now. One mask spares 1000+ in a day🙏🏻 ProtectGroceryWorkers ProtectUsAll MandatoryMasksForMarkets HopeForIndia

Thank you for removing the paywall 🌈 realDonaldTrump doesn't want those numbers to be known. Facts and truth will catch up to his lies eventually. Canada has tested more then south korea What kind of dumb headline & story is this; it completely undermines itself. There is no “milestone” for having so many fewer tests per person in a country with a swiftly growing outbreak.

Midle east on the way of Italy, because Dubai is Chinese products re export hub..😷😷

US deaths top 1,000 as $2.2 trillion in virus aid approvedU.S. deaths from the coronavirus pandemic top 1,000, in another grim milestone for a global outbreak that is taking lives and wreaking havoc on economies and established routines of ordinary life. Any day now it’s going to drop to zero. Trump promised. 23,000 DEATHS from the flu but we must shut the world down. 🧐 1000. Pandemic. How bout Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, Flu, 10x's that daily.

324 million people Now it is American Virus And dougducey and AZ Health told health care providers to quit testing for COVID-19 and re-use their protective gear. Hi NYT, Next press conference, could someone just point that out and see where it flies? It's a moon shot. 😣😔😲 test per capita IS THE WRONG METRIC, you need targeted testing that gets to the current source. That is what Korea has done from the beginning. SMART testing to find the invisible cases.

Uh, that’s because we have larger population... god, the Leftist Media is stupid.

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Great news. The United States has received a war on its territory, it is very interesting to see how you cope with it. I sincerely wish 'spider-man' and 'captain America' to resolve this issue quickly. Teenage mutant ninja turtles to help you. With respect. 'the' is a grammatical error in 'results for each state as well as the Washington D.C. and U.S. territories' (unless you're trying to imply Washington D.C. is a territory, which it isn't). Also, you're missing a comma after 'Washington.' LazaroGamio adeelnyt

In order to win the war against the COVID19, we need to have a faster trace and test than the speed of the spreading of infection. The good results of Korea proved this. And the earlier the trace and test, the more effective those are. Korea was proactive in the early phase. Deaths and cases are aggregate ....but tests are per 1000. That’s not transparent at all.

Your not talking of Dubai... It betrayed Uganda...almost all cases are from Dubai...fuck Dubai... But it’ll all be over by Easter Sunday, right? TrumpResignNOW Alternative facts! you r not prepare for what is coming, Keep hope and straight. Please. Per capita we are woefully behind.

Jackson Browne Tests Positive for CoronavirusJackson Browne revealed Tuesday (March 24) that he tested positive for the coronavirus. This is very sad news It says his symptoms are mild, I hope he heals quickly. This would be a devastating loss. Get well soon!!!

We passed China in total tests...and they have wayyyy more people. I see you conveniently forgot that small detail? When the f are tests per capita a marker? ...we're nowhere *near* the flat part, are we?

Nearly 20 ICE workers have tested positive for COVID-19 as agency sees first case among detaineesAn ICE detainee has also tested positive for coronavirus. Is anyone surprised high risk due to the job as r many other people who deal with the public PPE4All Karma And so it begins.

Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus, Clarence House confirmsRoyal breaking news: Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus Charles Everything will be fine with Charles It's time to resign and let William rise to the throne 😱 a sick LEECH is not a problem, it's an example



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