Covid-19 killing more men than women, claims DAK

SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Thursday claimed that the Covid-19 is killing more men than women following the death of an elderly male in Kashmir valley.
“More men are dying than women due to the virus,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement.
“This is what evidence shows in countries with heavy death tolls,” he said.
“According to a report by Higher Health Institute of Rome, based on analysis of 25,0258 cases in Italy, men accounted for nearly 60 per cent of the cases and more than 70 per cent of deaths,” Dr Nisar said.
“In Spain, the number of men who died from the virus was nearly double that of the number of women, according to another report from the Carlos III Health institute,” he added.
Dr Nisar said these figures are in line with early accounts from China, where the death rate for men was 2.8 per cent compared to 1.7 per cent for women, according to the largest analysis of cases by China’s Centre for Disease control and Prevention.
He said the gender disparity in illness and death could be biological or behavioural.

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