Construction workers amongst the highest rate of COVID-19 deaths

Men working in elementary occupations such as construction workers and cleaners had the highest rate of death involving the coronavirus (COVID-19), compared with people of the same sex and age in England and Wales.

Men working in those jobs had a rate of 39.7 deaths per 100,000 (421 deaths) and the occupation within this group with the highest death rates was security guards, with 74.0 deaths per 100,000 (104 deaths)

This analysis covers 4,761 deaths involving COVID-19 among those aged 20 to 64 years in England and Wales. The analysis includes deaths registered between 9 March and 25 May 2020.

Source: ONS