The microscopic size of the coronavirus means that while there have been more than 53 million cases of the disease worldwide, its total volume is a minuscule 8ml, or 0.2 fluid ounces.

For comparison, a teaspoon holds 6ml of liquid.

TV mathematician Matt Parker made several assumptions to come up with the figure but says that even at the upper end of his estimates, all the Covid virus on the planet would fit inside a shot glass…

In fact, the Covid-19 virus is a million times smaller than a human cell.