I have no doubt in my mind the numbers of actual cases are far far far far higher than being told
In the UK and Ireland the lack of testing is crazy, they are literally only testing people who are admitted to hospital or have money to burn
My Missus' symptoms started Friday the 20th, she started with the usual flu stuff, Headache, pain behind the eyes and sinus pain, body aches and a sore throat, she rang her GP on the following Monday as they closed over the weekend and was told to she would be getting a test and needed to self isolate for 2 weeks.
I was fine up until the Tuesday, then it hit me like a shotgun, Headache, Pain behind the eyes, sore throat, cough, inability to take a deep breath without coughing. Luckily I was smart enough not to go anywhere from the Friday just incase the missus had it, even though her doctor told me I was fine to go to work on the Monday knowing we live together and it could spread the virus if she had it. My boss in work told me not to come in and to take the week off on Monday as a result of her having symptoms.
Wednesday, the GP texts my missus and tells her all tests are cancelled due to the latest Guidelines of the WHO, I ring the doctor the same day to tell them I have now got it, explaining my symptoms which by that point included no taste and no smell. They concluded immediately I had the Corona virus as I met the criteria of Fever, Shortness of breath and lack of taste and smell but said they would not be testing me or my missus as we are not unable to breath and in hospital. We were ordered to take 2 weeks in self isolation and that if we couldn't breath to ring an ambulance and that was it.
Its now Friday, I think, cant even remember the days anymore and the MIssus feels a good bit better, and I can kinda breath better but I still feel like ****.
The whole point I am trying to make is that while the worldwide declared cases are half a million right now, if you actually take possible cases which will never be tested into consideration, You are easily looking into the 10's of millions that have it right now, could be even far far far far higher, there are 4 people I know of that more than likely have it but will not be tested, and thats just in a tiny 1 mile radius in Ireland