Home > Medical > Infectious Diseases > Coronavirus Updated 13 March 2020 WATCH | Study confirms: Coronavirus is deadlier in men than in women A large-scale study has found that the mortality rate in men who contracted Covid-19 was significantly higher than in woman who had the virus. 0 Slightly more than half of reported Covid-19 cases involve men, but the mortality rate for men who contracted the virus is significantly higher than for women.Image credit: Getty Images Related articles Outbreaks like coronavirus start in and spread from the edges of cities The massive increase of the global urban population over the past few decades has increased exposure to diseases and posed new challenges to the control of outbreaks. Antiviral drug, plasma transfusions show promise in treating coronavirus Researchers claim two new therapies show promise in treating the new COVID-19 coronavirus. Here's why the WHO says a coronavirus vaccine is 18 months away Researchers around the world are working together to control the coronavirus outbreak, now known as COVID-19. This is what's behind the global effort to develop a vaccine.