England Health Authority (PHE), in 2020 alcoholHe also announced that the deaths recorded due to the disease increased by 20 percent to 6 thousand 983 people.
Most common death The cause was stated to be liver diseases. It was also emphasized that although bars, restaurants and nightclubs were closed for more than 6 months during the pandemic, alcohol consumption and sales increased.
“Stress, loneliness and inadequate access to aid services have driven many people to drink more alcohol and endanger their livers,” said Pamela Healy, of the British Liver Trust charity, which evaluated the agency’s data, pointing to the curfews and contact restrictions during the shutdown period.
Rosanna O’Connor, an expert at PHE, also demanded that tackling harmful alcohol consumption should be part of the plan to recover from the corona pandemic.
SALES INCREASED 24.4 PERCENT
According to consumer statistics in the UK, kiosks and supermarkets sold 12 million 600 liters of alcohol in the 2020-2021 financial year.
This figure represents an increase of 24.4% compared to the fiscal year 2019-2020. The numbers showed that people who drank alcohol before the coronavirus pandemic bought even more alcohol during the pandemic.
It was also stated that deaths due to alcohol poisoning increased from 4.5 percent to 15.4 percent.