COVID update: Disease hits women more often but hits men harder; beaches reopen
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Women continue to come down with COVID-19 at much higher rates than men in New Hampshire but they don’t get seriously sick as often, and men are much more likely to die from the novel coronavirus.
As of last week, according to state statistics, 56.5% of all confirmed cases were in women, but only 41.5% of hospitalized patients were women and only 44.5% of patients who died were women. The latter fact is particularly striking because the 86% of deaths in the state have occurred in people over the age of 70, a group where women significantly outnumber men.