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Coronavirus: The Hidden Numbers

As I write this, on March 29, 2020, according to the World Health Organization, there have been 634,835 confirmed cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, leading to 29,891 deaths. In the USA, there have been 103,321 confirmed cases and 1,668 deaths. In the coming weeks, even with the quarantines and shelter-in-place orders—the effects of which will take weeks to be seen—these figures are going to look tiny.