The HSE confirmed this week that of the 162, 17 women have died.
Speaking later on RTÉ's 6.1 News, Mr Lynch said just two of the 17 women who died had been informed that their smear tests were subject to review.
Records from CervicalCheck show that 1,482 cases were reviewed since 2008.
Last week Vicky Phelan, who's now terminally ill, settled a case with the American lab who had found no anomalies in her 2011 smear test. He is expected to discuss this issue with the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the coming days.
Mr Harris also announced he would appoint an global panel of clinical experts to review the cases of all the women involved. None of these women were contacted to make them aware of the review.
He said that he hopes to know by today if all of the women affected or their families have been told.
The revelations has been described as a "bombshell" as Mr Harris told the Dail that new information had emerged that a "significant number of cases" did not have their CervicalCheck smear tests audited.
The CervicalCheck scandal will dominate proceedings when the Dáil resumes this afternoon.
"We are all here I think we can agree because Vicky Phelan spoke out. But her courage and tenacity has done a great service to the women of Ireland and her actions will ultimately lead to improvements for all", he said.
It will carry out independent clinical reviews of the women affected.
It says "that publicity around the case and/or settlement is likely".
Vicky Phelan's lawyer, Cian O'Carroll, called the conduct throughout the process appalling and said, "it is particularly disgusting when you learn of the number of people that have died".
"I acknowledge the very hard circumstances that Ms Phelan and her family are now in, and I would like to thank her for her bravery in bringing this to light".
By the time she had another smear test in 2014 she had cervical cancer.
"We must do all we can to ensure that women continue to attend for smear testing".
"What is the number of cases that have now not being audited. What volume of women have not had their cases audited?"
Ms Phelan said she was contacted by the Taoiseach's press adviser on Tuesday evening asking to arrange a private meeting."I said yes, I would meet him in principle, but I'm trying to concentrate on my treatment which I have to go to this week and said that I would get back to him", she said.