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

Streuspanne – Our Blog on Statistics and Jurojin / April 28, 2020

In the last post we presented a simple approach that can be used to statistically estimate the dark figure of corona infections (with regard to SARS-CoV-2). We originally developed the approach to explain at least a large part of the very different mortality rates between Italy and Germany (and less to estimate the number of unreported cases as precisely as possible). At the same time, the approach has aroused great interest among many readers and colleagues. We have therefore decided to develop the approach further so that it can estimate the dark figure even better.