A health worker takes a swab sample from a man for a coronavirus test in Delhi on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
A health worker takes a swab sample from a man for a coronavirus test in Delhi on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Gene that doubles risk of dying from Covid-19 more common in South Asians, Oxford scientists say

  • About 60 per cent of people with South Asian ancestry carry this version of the gene, compared to 15 per cent of people with European heritage
  • The findings help explain why higher rates of hospitalisation and death may have been seen in certain communities and on the Indian subcontinent

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A health worker takes a swab sample from a man for a coronavirus test in Delhi on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
A health worker takes a swab sample from a man for a coronavirus test in Delhi on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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