I came across the following text and I'm not sure what's the meaning of "as many as":
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are rampant, and increasing as of 2013 with 1 in 26 adult Greenlandic citizen suffering from Gonorrhea, 300 times as many as in Denmark. Syfilis is also present. (source)
Does it mean that in this fact happens in Greenland 300 times more than in Denmark? If so, what's the usage of "as many as" for, while this structure for compassion for equal things as far as I know. Isn't it?