The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc all across the globe. The virus that originated in Wuhan, China in December 2019 has now spread to the entire world. As of now, the COVID-19 has virus has now infected 2.2 million people. The death toll stands 151,000 and is constantly rising.
Various studies have proved the different threats the virus poses to various groups of people. Moreover, research has shown that women face a higher risk of catching the virus.
However, statistics have now shown that the virus is more dangerous for males, especially in the UK.
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WHAT DID THE STATISTICS SAY ABOUT CORONAVIRUS?
Data collected by the United Kingdom’s Office for National Statistics showed that the number of males dying because of the virus was almost double the number of females dying from the virus in March.
The data also showed that coronavirus was the third most frequent underlying cause of death in March.
Furthermore, the rate of death due to COVID-19 increased significantly in each age group.
The data also showed that the most common main pre-existing condition found among deaths involving COVID-19 was ischaemic heart. It was reported in nearly 14% of all deaths involving COVID-19.
WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE VIRUS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM?
According to the latest figures, the United Kingdom has reported more than 108,000 cases. Furthermore, the death toll in the United Kingdom has crossed 14,000.
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Across the UK, England and Wales are have the highest recorded death rate per capita, while Northern Ireland has the lowest recorded death rate.
Prime Minister tested positive for the virus on 27th March and was admitted to the ICU on 6th April. He has since been discharged from the hospital.
Other politicians from the region who tested positive for the virus include Health Secretary Matthew Hancock and junior health minister Nadine Dorries.