While watching the 3/20/2020 Presidential & COVID19 Task Force press conference there was a lot of questions and answers about the access, availability of COVID-19 testing. Unfortunately many of the answers were rather vague and tended to refer to future availability, rather then the actual numbers of tests being performed on a daily basis. (IMO and for clarity purposes, a test hasn't been completed until the results are determined)
A question I would have expected (owing to the lag time between specimen procurement and final result) would have been how many tests were actually completed on Monday of this week in contrast with daily throughput for prior days.
That got me to wondering if, perhaps, the various labs that are performing these tests (which now include LabCorp and QuestDiagnostics as examples) are not required to inform the COVID-19 task force how many tests they have completed on a daily basis. (One would anticipate that testing giants like LabCorp and QuestDiagnostics would have a corporate database that is continuously being updated)
Appropriate to the politics.se (function and process of government): Are the number of COVID-19 tests completed being reported to the government?
Extra credit: Are the private labs required to report COVID-19 positive results and include the personal identifying information for those positive tests?