The persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic demands a dramatic increase in testing efficiency . Testing pooled samples for SARS-CoV-2 could meet this need; however, the sensitivity of RT-qPCR, the gold standard, significantly decreases with an increasing number of samples pooled . Here, we introduce DIVER, a method that quantifies intact virus and is robust to sample dilution . DIVER first tags viral particles with exogeneous oligonucleotides, then captures the tagged particles on ACE2-functionalized beads, and finally quantifies the oligonucleotide tags using qPCR . Using spike-presenting liposomes and Spike-pseudotyped lentivirus as SARS-CoV-2 models, we show that DIVER can detect 1x105 liposomes and 100 pfu lentivirus and can successfully identify positive samples in pooling experiments . Overall, DIVER is well-positioned for efficient sample pooling and expanded community surveillance.