Per-Capita is not a useful measure when it comes to Epidemiology. population density and infection rate are far more important.
Don't agree, figures always have to be adjusted for population size or they lose almost all relevance. Comparing the whole of US to lets say, Italy, is quite meaningless. New infection cases per capita or new deaths per capita would be the best measures to find actual hotspots. I think population density is especially meaningless as densely populated east Asian cities seem to handle this pandemic the best so far.
That said, compare New York state to European countries, adjusted for population as you should, and it likely makes the US response look even worse. So if anything, proper per capita figures should strenghten this point that *parts* of US are among the hardest hit in the world.
Here in Slovakia (country of 5.5 million) we are now at 44,276 total tested (doing ~3,000 tests per day), 1,161 confirmed infected (+72 new yesterday), 229 cured, 12 dead (+1).
EDIT: look at this map and click on incidence rate:https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6