Share on Pinterest Experts say biology as well as behavior may be among the reasons more men than women are developing COVID-19 and dying from the disease. Getty Images Several studies have shown that more men are dying from COVID-19 than women. More men are dying from COVID-19 worldwide than women, and the potential reasons run the gamut from biology to bad habits. A study published in April in Frontiers in Public Health reported that men and women were equally likely to contract the novel coronavirus. The city’s health department reported in early April that 43 COVID-19 deaths for every 100,000 men, compared with 23 deaths for every 100,000 women.