Coronavirus contagion killing more men than women across the globe

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Coronavirus contagion killing more men than women across the globe
Coronavirus contagion killing more men than women across the globe

New Delhi : The world has come to a still after coronavirus expanded its wings to almost every nation on the globe. It all started in December last year when Wuhan in China registered the first case of the contagious virus. In the start, it was not taken very seriously, in fact, the doctor who warned about it was held guilty of spreading rumour.

Now, the virus has grown to a stage where major nations have been in a complete lockdown to combat it. The worst affected are Italy, China and the US. Meanwhile, India is prepared to tackle the virus with pre-imposed restrictions.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 announced a complete lockdown of India to ensure the spreading of coronavirus in the nation can be suspended in time.

While each nation is trying its best to recover from the damage, an analytical report has suggested that the virus is killing more men than women. Till report filing time, the coronavirus had claimed more than 19,500 lives.

Italy has reported a maximum number of deaths by the coronavirus. No less than 6,820 people have lost their lives in Italy.

According to Italy's National Health Institute (ISS), nearly 60% of the men have been found infected with the virus and in terms of death, 70% number is of men.

In South Korea, where the number of cases is above 9,000, more women than men have tested positive. However,  at least 54% of the reported deaths are among men. Researchers have revealed that smoking, drinking and general poor health among men could be the few primary reasons why more men than women are succumbing to the deadly virus.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday predicted that the United States can become the new epicentre of the global crisis. Dr Deborah Birx, the White House's coronavirus response coordinator, said last week, "From Italy, we're seeing another concerning trend. That the mortality in males seems to be twice in every age group of females."

The US has registered more than 780 deaths due to the virus but they have not released the gender-based data.