Coronavirus blood type: Can your blood type affect COVID-19 symptoms?

A separate study approved for publication in a peer-reviewed journal has found coronavirus may negatively impact people with certain blood types.

The research, which looked at a smaller sample of 1,300 people admitted to hospital with breathing difficulties from COVID-19, found people with A-type blood were up to 50 percent more likely to need a ventilator.

Roughly 42 percent of the British population has A-type blood, and the findings correlate with those made in China.

Scientists there found blood type may determine the severity and susceptibility to COVID-19.