Since we are not testing very many people here in the USA we really don't know how many cases of Covid-19 there are here.
Why aren't we testing more? Korea has been testing 20,000 a day. We have only tested about 13,000 total so far.
Despite the fact that last week, Vice President Mike Pence promised that “roughly 1.5 million tests” would soon be available, an ongoing Atlantic investigation can confirm only that 13,953 tests have been conducted nationally. New York, which has shut down Broadway and has at least 328 coronavirus cases, is still failing to test patients who have worrying symptoms. As late as March 6, a busy clinic in Brownsville, Texas, a border city of nearly 200,000 whose population crosses back and forth from Mexico frequently, told me they could test only three people. By comparison, South Korea, which has one of the largest outbreaks outside China, is testing nearly 20,000 people a day.
It seems like the last three years I have continually been embarrassed instead of proud of my country. We have great people and great technology but we are held back by our government and red tape. Science has not been appreciated or encouraged in those three years.