The researchers at the Centre for Evidence-Based and Translational Medicine have stated that the people with this blood group need strengthened personal protection for reducing the chances of infection.
In the United Kingdom population, 48% have blood type A, making it the most common blood group, while 38% have type O.
As the pandemic coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world, scientists are rushing to figure out more about the novel COVID-19, how to prevent it, and figure out which people are most at risk of dying if infected. While 31 percent of Wuhan residents have type A blood, more than 37 percent of surveyed patients had the blood type.
Researchers studying COVID-19 in its outbreak epicenter, Wuhan, and the city of Shenzhen found the proportion of Type-A patients both infected and killed by the disease to be "significantly" higher than those with the same blood type in the general public.
A new medical study on the coronavirus in China found that blood type A patients were more susceptible to the infection and tended to develop more severe symptoms, while patients with blood type O seemed more resistant to the disease.
The study examined 206 people in Wuhan who died from the virus and there were 63 percent more type A fatal cases than type O. While only around 25 percent of the deaths were of people with Type-O blood.
"Sars-CoV-2 [COVID-19]-infected patients with blood group A might need to receive more vigilant surveillance and aggressive treatment", Wang wrote.
The team observed the blood type pattern across genders and different age groups.
Gao Yingdai, a researcher with the State Key Laboratory of Experimental Haematology in Tianjin, however, was quoted as saying that this does not call for panic.
While the researchers said the study was preliminary and more work was needed, they did urge governments and medical facilities to consider blood type differences when planning mitigation measures or treating patients with the virus, known as Sars-CoV-2.
However, If you are type O does not mean you are absolutely safe, so follow all safety guidelines issued by the local authorities.
While China is ahead of the curve with coronavirus research, as this was location COVID-19 first broke out, back in America, people are still unable to get tested. It does not mean you will be infected 100 percent.