Testing Hub

All State Comparison of Testing Efforts

Through up-to-date visuals, track how testing volume, positivity, and proportion give a sense of whether the occurrence of new cases is slowing or growing.

State
Tests
Confirmed
Cases
Deaths
Alabama21449294949.9
Alaska573409126.1
Arizona19147297876.2
Arkansas28749249439.2
California33733198038.0
Colorado20750113035.3
Connecticut398061554125.7
Delaware27887201164.2
District of Columbia49950212188.1
Florida23797319862.4
Georgia26003290062.7
Hawaii196937978.4
Idaho16254212325.1
Illinois39709215968.1
Indiana19316165552.3
Iowa22615252940.1
Kansas16306180320.4
Kentucky23453136824.8
Louisiana460733440114.6
Maine2773437610.4
Maryland25134198264.1
Massachusetts483511843134.7
Michigan33198128169.7
Minnesota32360158135.9
Mississippi23535311794.1
Missouri19630184229.8
Montana2832095714.7
Nebraska21770211522.9
Nevada21773248550.4
New Hampshire2898558432.3
New Jersey369582237180.3
New Mexico40610131340.4
New York502612298169.3
North Carolina26686185131.2
North Dakota73264231625.3
Ohio23857122839.5
Oklahoma27174192223.9
Oregon1512773012.5
Pennsylvania14805120462.0
Puerto Rico10859128318.9
Rhode Island638512234102.9
South Carolina22094269962.7
South Dakota19861209122.7
Tennessee38805268032.7
Texas19383246752.4
Utah23788198813.9
Vermont247172739.3
Virginia21915163835.1
Washington22622109127.0
West Virginia2821376917.2
Wisconsin24615167321.3
Wyoming159838288.5
Tests: per 100k pop.
Confirmed Cases: per 100k pop
Deaths: per 100k pop

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This page was last updated on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 03:00 AM EDT.

Cases, Deaths, and Testing in All 50 States

U.S.: Are We Testing Enough?

This graph shows the total number of cases, deaths, and tests performed in each state per 100,000 people. By comparing the rate of cases and deaths, we can get a sense of how COVID-19 has affected each state. Since confirmed case numbers may be dependent on how much testing a state is doing, it is also important to see how many tests have occurred in each state. If people who are infected cannot get tested, they will not be counted as a confirmed case in the state’s data.

Data Sources:

Testing data from The COVID Tracking Project;

cases data from JHU CSSE;

and population from ACS 1-year data (2018).;

It is important to track the testing that states are doing to diagnose people with COVID-19 infection in order to gauge the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. and to know whether enough testing is occurring. When states report the number of COVID-19 tests performed, this should include the number of viral tests performed and the number of patients for which these tests were performed. Currently, states may not be distinguishing overall tests administered from the number of individuals who have been tested. This is an important limitation to the data that is available to track testing in the U.S., and states should work to address it.

When states report testing numbers for COVID-19 infection, they should not include serology or antibody tests. Antibody tests are not used to diagnose active COVID-19 infection and they do not provide insights into the number of cases of COVID-19 diagnosed or whether viral testing is sufficient to find infections that are occurring within each state. States that include serology tests within their overall COVID-19 testing numbers are misrepresenting their testing capacity and the extent to which they are working to identify COVID-19 infections within their communities. States that wish to track the number of serology tests being performed should report those numbers separately from viral tests performed to diagnose COVID-19.