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What percentage of the worlds population have caught Covid-19, as of August 22, 2020?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (17416points) 1 month ago

What percent will be most likely to catch it before it is beaten back with science and social distancing?

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That’s hard to say, since 80% are reportedly asymptomatic.

SergeantQueen's avatar

If you want super rough estimates, google says there are 23 million cases worldwide. Google also says there are 7.594 billion people on earth.
Plugging that into a calculator, 23 million is 0.30287068738477746% of 7.594 billion

Meaning that in very rough numbers because @filmfann mentions asymptomatic people and that means the 23 million confirmed cases isn’t 100% accurate when you count in asymptomatic carriers, 0.30% of the worlds population has COVID-19.

This is as of August 22, 2020 at 7:11 PM. I googled the number of cases and I googled the worlds population. So again, this is a very rough answer and excludes all asymptomatic and un-diagnosed carriers.

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