COVID-19: New data reveals jobs with highest coronavirus death rates |...

COVID-19: New data reveals jobs with highest coronavirus death rates |...
COVID-19: New data reveals jobs with highest coronavirus death rates |...
Men in low-skilled jobs or in care, leisure or other service positions had the highest COVID-19 death rate in England and Wales from March to December last year, according to new figures.

The Bureau of National Statistics said that 7,961 deaths involving coronaviruses in the working-age population (those aged 20 to 64) were recorded between March 9 and December 28, 2020.

Almost two-thirds of these deaths were in men – 5,128 deaths.

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Men in elementary occupations have the highest death rate. (Photo: ONS)

People working in close proximity to each other and in jobs regularly exposed to the virus continue to have higher death rates than the rest of the working-age population.

Looking at broad occupational groups, men who worked in elementary occupations (699 deaths) or in care, recreation and other services (258 deaths) had the highest rates of COVID-19-related deaths, with 66.3 and 64.1 deaths per 100,000 men, respectively.

Basic occupations include workers in processing plants, security guards, chefs, and taxi drivers.

For workers, some of the highest rates of COVID-19-related deaths were in jobs involving assembly lines and routine operations on machines, such as sewing machinists, as well as care workers and helpers home.

Coronavirus death rates among male and female social workers continue to be statistically significantly higher than those of the working population as a whole, the ONS added.

A total of 469 COVID-19 deaths among social workers have been recorded, with rates of 79.0 deaths per 100,000 men and 35.9 deaths per 100,000 women.

The data also showed that nurses had statistically significantly higher death rates involving COVID-19 compared to the rate of COVID-19 among people of the same age and sex in the population, with 79.1 deaths per year. 100,000 men (47 deaths) and 24.5 deaths per 100,000 women (110 deaths).

Nursing assistants and assistants also had high rates of COVID-19-related deaths.

The data showed that teachers and education professionals were not statistically at greater risk of dying.

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