Coronavirus (COVID-19)

10 Essential Facts to Know About the Coronavirus

Knowledge is power, so here you go—the key stats and facts that give a clearer picture of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Getty Images
    Young Asian woman wearing a mask against germs.

    -STAT Reports on COVID Death Rate: Lower death rate estimates for coronavirus, especially for non-elderly, provide glimmer of hope. (2020). STAT.

    -What Is Social Distancing?: What Is Social Distancing and How Can It Slow the Spread of COVID-19? (2020). Johns Hopkins University.

    Lara DeSanto

    Lara DeSanto


    Lara is a former digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at