The weight of covid-19 present in the whole world is equal to the weight of the apple
Everyone in the world is severely impacted by the deadly effect of Covid19 or Coronavirus. Every Country, its state, and district is impacted heavily by this virus. Due to Curiosity, everyone wants to know how many coronaviruses or the total weight of the Covid19 Virus present in the world. As we all know that in a single body the number of coronaviruses can be up to millions. Still talking about the weight of the total covid19 virus in the world is the topic to discuss here.
Also, the deadly coronavirus, which made its mark in 2019 from Wuhan city of China, has established its identity by creating fear all over the world. There is hardly any city left in the world where this virus has not wreaked havoc. Do you know how huge and heavy this powerful virus spread all over the world?
Total Weight of Covid-19 in an infected person
About the unseen and unknowing virus that shocked the world, the scientists have done a great deal about it. According to a Science website, this study has been published on 3 June 2021 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Also, As per the report carried out by the study, you will be amazed to know that the weight of the deadly covid virus present in the whole world can be equal to that of a newborn baby or an apple.
Moreover, according to the researchers, 10 billion to 100 billion particles of SARS-CoV-2 can be present inside an infected person at the highest level of infection. When the coronavirus is at its peak, about one million to 10 million people can be infected worldwide at that time interval. Based on both the data, it was concluded that the total weight of the coronavirus present in all these people could range from 0.1 kg to 10 kg at the peak of the epidemic.
How the study was carried out?
According to the study’s lead author Ron Milo, a professor in Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science’s Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences helps in collecting the first data of this study. These data were about the particles of SARS-CoV-2 present in various tissues of an infected monkey during its highest level of infection. To extract these data, samples of body parts such as lungs, tonsils, lymph nodes, and digestive tract tissue were taken from infected monkeys in the study. Coronavirus affects these parts immensely.
How Much Can a Corona Virus Weigh-in an Infected Person?
Virus particles present per gram in monkey tissue were multiplied by the mass of human tissue and the results were obtained. The diameter of the coronavirus has already been ascertained from previous calculations. According to which the mass of each particle of the virus is about 1 femtogram. Combining the diameter of the coronavirus and the number of virus particles present in the infected person during the highest level of infection, it was found that an infected person can contain from 1 microgram to 10 micrograms of the coronavirus. Also according to the researchers, a load of coronavirus particles in an infected person or the total number of infected people around the world can depend on the severity and level of infection.
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