Study: Type A Blood More Likely to Catch Coronavirus Than Type O


Coronavirus Testing Laboratory In Glasgow

Coronavirus Testing Laboratory In Glasgow

Scientists in Wuhan, China are finding that those with type A blood are more likely to catch coronavirus than those with type O.

Does infection vary by blood type?

When looking at the data of over 2,000 coronavirus patients, scientists noticed that there was a correlation between the different blood types. They noticed that those with type A blood were more likely (41%) to catch the coronavirus than those with type O (25%). This also meant that persons with type A blood types were more likely to die from COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Type O blood is slightly more common (34%) than type A (32%) in China. (The percentages vary in different countries around the world.)

Unfortunately, more research is needed in order to come up with a definite conclusion on the findings. Just because you're type A doesn't mean you're 100% going to be infected from coronavirus either.

To date, coronavirus has infected about 200,000 people and over 8,000 people have died from it around the world.

Please, wash your hands.

Photo: Clinical support technician Douglas Condie extracts viruses from swab samples so that the genetic structure of a virus can be analysed and identified in the coronavirus testing laboratory at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, on February 19, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)