How Can Statistics Be Used to Determine the Dark Figure of Corona Infections?

Streuspanne – Our Blog on Statistics and Jurojin / April 03, 2020

On 2 April, Germany reported 73,000 corona infections and 867 deaths. Italy counts 100,000 infections and 12,000 deaths. Based on these figures, the case mortality rate in Italy is more than 10 times higher than in Germany. Experts are clear: this difference is less an expression of a different health care system or a different population structure, but rather an expression of unknown dark figures.