CORONAVIRUS-19 Statistics

As an engineer, I am always curious about statistics. When numbers don’t seem to make sense, I dig in to see why. This morning my digging took me inside the reported numbers of the current pandemic.  

This link  is new to me. It may or may not be accurate. These reported numbers are ever-changing and entirely based upon country by country self-reporting. While these numbers indicate impossible degree of precision, we can use them as a starting point to make some observations.

1. The USA number of cases is 311,637 today. Dividing our total population of 329,573,451 means that, while just under one percent, there remains a cause for serious concern because case numbers are still growing.

2. Some counties in the World have been much harder hit than the USA. The chart shows just how bad the problem is in Spain, Italy, France, Germany and even some small countries like Switzerland.

3. China, where most of the World believes this pandemic began, is either under-reporting cases or over-achieving in prevention and cures. What do you think after looking at the chart?

One thing is certain, the World needs to figure out how to handle pandemics much better in the future because this is not going to be the last one.

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During his forty-year professional career, Bill Ramsey wrote magazine articles and business newsletters. Now retired in the mountains of western North Carolina, he writes a blog and has published four books. Bill's 2015 collection of concise, real-life essays is titled "What Do YOU Think?" He has also written "Me Now - Who Next? (The Inspiring Story of a Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery)" and "Now That I Think About It. Bill's books and are available from and on all e-readers. See Follow Bill on Facebook at
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1 Response to CORONAVIRUS-19 Statistics

  1. KiM says:

    I’ve been looking at 4 different sites. The numbers don’t match. I don’t trust the numbers from China, but also here in the US, I think more people have it than have been tested so the percentage of deaths and recovered can in no way be accurate. I’ll just stay away and try to do my part. Although I really miss going for a drive, where we are not in contact with anyone until we need fuel. Getting lots done around here though. I am beginning to hear of friends affected by the illness touching their friends and family. Even it it’s not Covid, when a loved one ends up in the hospital right now, they are there alone.


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