Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Comparative rates for a few countries for positive coronavirus tests today

Switzerland's population was officially just over 8.5 million people in 2019, and today the official number of positive tests for coronavirus is 8,616. So one out of every thousand people in the country tested positive on this one day alone, Wednesday, 28 October 2020. By comparison, the official 2019 estimate for the population of the United States was just over 328 million people, and according to the Johns Hopkins coronavirus site, there were 73,621 positive tests today, which comes to approximately one out of every 4,500 people. The corresponding number for Germany is approximately one out of every 6,300 people, while for France, it's approximately one out of every 2,000 people. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 28 October)

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