Fans crowd outside Yankee Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008 in New York.
There have been, for example, enough deaths from the coronavirus to fill every seat in MetLife Stadium (where the Giants and Jets play) a bit less than two-and-a-half times.
For the baseball fans out there, you could fill Yankee Stadium to capacity more than three-and-a-half times.
You could fill Madison Square Garden 10 times.
If the average height of an American adult is 5 feet, 9 inches (or 69 inches) that’s 918.2 people for every mile. That means, you could lay all the victims of the virus in a straight line from New York City to Philadelphia (95 miles), and back, and make it some of the way toward Boston.
There are, if you’re curious, more than five times as many victims of COVID-19 in this country as there are McDonald’s locations worldwide — and six-point-five times the number of Starbucks.