Pensioners 34 times more likely to die of Covid-19 than working age Brits, data shows

Posted by on May 13, 2020 2:13 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Death rate among working population is relatively low but risk varies by gender, ethnicity, class and ‘exposure to people’

As Britain edges back to work and employees consider the risks of moving beyond lockdown, official figures underscore that working age Britons are 34 times less likely to die of coronavirus than the over 65s.

Around 12% of all deaths due to Covid-19 have occurred among those under 65 – a total of 4,066 deaths. Most victims have been in the over-65 category, accounting for 30,978 fatalities.

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