On The Double

Our World in Data and news articles refer to the doubling time of COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths.

This article looks at what doubling times are, and how to interpret this figure.

Doubling Times

A doubling time is the time it takes for a quantity to double in size, assuming constant growth. Researchers often calculate this figure for population growth, whether cells, animals, or humans.

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Anthony B. Masters

Anthony B. Masters

This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.