Men are getting sicker, dying more often of covid-19, Spain data shows27 Mar, 2020
Pneumonia cases, hospitalizations, ICU visits, deaths and even basic symptoms were more frequent in males.
The Spain data, based on an analysis of 20,648 cases so far and 722 deaths by the country’s Institute of Health Carlos III, a national public health agency, delivers a new level of detail. It shows that men are faring worse on multiple metrics for the disease.
Among gender-identified disease cases, men make up 60 percent of those that progress to the dangerous pneumonia stage. They make up 59 percent of the hospitalizations, 72 percent of the intensive care unit admissions and 65 percent of the deaths.