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Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup 26 April 2021

ONS have published the latest figures on resilient industries, suicide death registrations and analysis of how the pandemic has changed our relationship with nature.

The main points include:

  • Industries related to pharmaceuticals were among those that performed best throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020. 

  • While industries linked to home and garden improvements performed the best, industries such as travel agents, tour operators and cinemas, performed the least well.

  • Inquest delays led to fewer suicide registrations in 2020 compared with 2019. The total number of people who died by suicide in 2020 will not be known for some time.

  • Data from Natural England indicate that some people turned to nature to cope with feelings such as increased anxiety during the pandemic.

  • Exercise levels were highest during the lockdown in spring 2020.

Read the ONS roundup