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Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup: 26 June 2020

ONS  published analysis of deaths involving COVID-19 by occupation between 9 March and 25 May 2020, as well as indicators of the latest social impacts on the British population. Some of the main points include:

  • Men working in elementary occupations such as construction workers and cleaners had the highest rate of death involving COVID-19

  • Some of the specific occupations with higher rates of death among men included taxi drivers and chauffeurs (65.3 deaths per 100,000; 134 deaths), bus and coach drivers (44.2 deaths per 100,000; 53 deaths), chefs (56.8 deaths per 100,000; 49 deaths), and sales and retail assistants (34.2 deaths per 100,000; 43 deaths)

  • Among women, the specific occupations with raised rates included sales and retail assistants (15.7 deaths per 100,000 women; 64 deaths), national government administrative occupations (23.4 deaths per 100,000 women; 22 deaths) and care workers and home carers (25.9 deaths per 100,000 women; 134 deaths)

  • Almost all (96%) of those who reported exercising more since the lockdown said they wanted to continue with their positive lifestyle change

  • The restrictions also appear to have brought households closer together, as more than half (56%) of those who reported positive changes said that they were now able to spend more quality time with people they lived with 

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