More than 70% of coronavirus patients admitted to critical care in England, ,Wales and Northern Ireland are men, according to new data from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC).
The figures were based on a sample of 7,542 critically ill patients confirmed as having Covid-19. Researchers found that 5,389 of the patients were men, compared with 2,149 women.
The report, published on Friday, also found that men were more likely to die in critical care, with 51% dying in care compared with around 43% of women. In total about 49% of the 5,139 patients admitted to critical care who had recorded care outcomes had died, it found.
The report analysed data on patients with confirmed Covid-19 from 286 NHS critical care units in England, Wales and Northern Ireland taking part in the ICNARC programme up to 4pm on Thursday.