May 20, 2022

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Coronavirus: Men at twice the risk of Covid-19 death in hospital

Coronavirus: Men at twice the risk of Covid-19 death in hospital
Men are twice as likely to die in hospital from Covid-19 as women, according to the largest study on coronavirus risks to date.Being old, black or obese also increases the risk substantially, according to the research carried out for NHS England using 17.4 million patient records.The study by academics at the University of Oxford and…

Men are twice as likely to die in hospital from Covid-19 as women, according to the largest study on coronavirus risks to date.

Being old, black or obese also increases the risk substantially, according to the research carried out for NHS England using 17.4 million patient records.

The study by academics at the University of Oxford and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), also found that black people were 1.7 times as likely to die as white people, and Asian people 1.6 times as likely.

This study has similar findings to research from the Office for National Statistics published today, which also showed substantially higher risk in black, Asian and minority ethnic groups.

Professor Liam Smeeth, of the LSHTM, the co-lead on

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