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Majority of Covid-19 hospital patients male

National News // April 1, 2020

New figures from the Federal Office for Health show almost 60% of coronavirus patients in Swiss hospitals are men. 

 

Pixabay Majority of Covid-19 hospital patients male
There are now just over 16,000 confirmed cases and 373 people have lost their lives. 
 
1,600 people have been or are currently being treated in hospital for the virus. 
 
Of the people who have died from the virus, 60% are also male. 
 
Figures from the outbreak in China had shown a similar pattern - but it was thought to be linked to significantly higher numbers of male smokers.
 
Experts now think the differences between male and female immune responses might be the reason. 

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