All the world’s SARS-CoV-2 could fit inside a coke can

Dr Kit Yates (PhD) calculated the combined volume of the estimated two quintillion virus particles circulating globally
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For an infectious agent that has led to the deaths of more than 2.4 million people, it is worth noting that all the SARS-CoV-2 virus particles circulating in the world right now could easily fit inside a soft drink can.

Using global rates of new infections with the pandemic disease, coupled with estimations of viral load, mathematician Dr Kit Yates (PhD) calculated there are around two quintillion — or two billion billion — SARS-CoV-2 virus particles in the world at any one time.