With countries across the world reeling under the novel coronavirus pandemic, studies reveal that the possibility of infected men dying is higher than women. More than 69,000 deaths have been recorded all around the world and studies show that men are dying more than women.
The variation was first observed in China, where the death rates showed that 2.8 percent of men who caught the virus had died, compared to 1.7 percent of women who contracted it, said a report. The same pattern was noted in Italy where the rate is presently 7.2 percent for men and 4.1 percent for women, the report added. In South Korea, too, despite a higher proportion of women testing positive for the virus than men, around 54 percent of the deaths were among men, the report added.
Though scientists have not been able to determine the exact reason yet, several theories do throw some light on the possibilities.