According to a  new studyCoronavirus is more fatal among men than women. The research analyzed  72,314 patients from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Patients were categorized into three groups  mild, severe or critical, depending on the severity of the symptoms.

They analyzed records included records of 44,672 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 16,186 suspected cases. Further, the records of 889 cases where the carrier of the coronavirus displayed no symptoms were also analyzed for research. As per the research, the majority of people between 30 to 69 years were infected with Coronavirus. The research also says only 4.7 percent of the confirmed cases reached the “critical” status. Patients who reached the “critical” status have symptoms like respiratory failure, septic shock, and multiple organ dysfunction or failure. CCDC’s Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia Emergency Response Epidemiology Team has conducted the study.

Some Takeaways:

  • Data showed out of the cases categorized as “critical”, half of them turned fatal. The data also showed that fatality rates were higher among men than women.
  • Simon Clarke, associate professor in cellular microbiology said, “It might be down to the sort of men and women included in the analysis.”
  • As per the research, the elderly people were most at the risk of the virus. The data showed that 14.8% of cases in people over age 80 resulting in death.

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As per the records, there is a 2.8% fatality rate among male patients. Whereas there is a 1.7% fatality rate among women.

Further, data showed out of the cases categorized as “critical”, half of them turned fatal. The data also showed that fatality rates were higher among men than women. As per the records, there is a 2.8% fatality rate among male patients. Whereas there is a  1.7% fatality rate among women.  As of the records till February 11, 2020, There are around 22,981 accounted cases of the virus of male patients out of the total confirmed cases. Whereas the coronavirus had been confirmed in 21,691 female patients.

Simon Clarke, associate professor in cellular microbiology said, “It might be down to the sort of men and women included in the analysis.” He further added, “It might be the patients’ exposure to situations that would put them at risk — it might not be an underlying biological reason.” He also said, “You have to be able to exclude all sorts of other social factors in order to be able to say there’s a real biological difference — it could be down to circumstance.”

“Among the 1,023 deaths, a majority have been (over) 60 years of age and/or have had pre-existing … condition.”

As per the research, the elderly people were most at the risk of the virus. The data showed that 14.8% of cases in people over age 80 resulting in death. Patients with the age of  70 to 79 had an 8% fatality rate, while those 60 to 69 had a fatality rate of 3.6%.  People with a pre-existing disease are also more fatal to the coronavirus. The researchers also said “Among the 1,023 deaths, a majority have been (over) 60 years of age and/or have had pre-existing … condition.”

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Mansi is an Intern at SheThePeople.TV

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