November 9: COVID-19 Testing Rate by Country

A breakdown of the number of COVID-19 tests performed by 11 countries worldwide.

Source: Worldometer
Published: October 2020

COVID-19 Testing Rate by Country

The World Health Organization sent a clear message to all countries in mid-March: test, test, and test. The more tests that are conducted, the easier it becomes to track the spread of the virus and reduce transmission. Countries around the world are making widespread testing a key part of their plans.

The rate of testing for select countries as of October 30, 2020:

Country Tests Performed (per million population, rounded)
Israel 494,000
UK 487,000
USA 427,000
Belgium 416,000
Russia 410,000
Spain 357,000
Germany 261,000
Italy 254,000
France 239,000
Saudi Arabia 227,000
Chile 221,000

Bonus: The U.S. has conducted over 141 million COVID-19 tests in total.


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