The coronavirus pandemic has certainly made quite a few changes in the daily lives of individuals across the nation and the world. And while the economy has taken a hit from the virus outbreak, one thing that continues to impress with its numbers, is the number of Americans who are still spending money during the pandemic.

A recent national survey from the personal finance website WalletHub, found that nearly 58 million Americans are spending more money while practicing social distancing. The survey is another of an ongoing series of national surveys conducted by WalletHub, which focuses on the impact of COVID-19.

This spike in purchases is a way in which Americans are dealing with the stressors associated with the pandemic. According to the survey, many Americans — about 43% — are making purchases to ease their stress during social isolation. WalletHub penned this form of buying as “comfort buying.”

However, during “comfort buying” 57% of Americans are in some way concerned about the safety of the packages they are receiving. Americans are also concerned about the safety of having food delivered during the pandemic. WalletHub found that numbers of concerned Americans to be about 60%.

Money is also being spent on entertainment reasons and alcohol at this time.

“During social distancing, about 58 million Americans are spending more than normal, which is concerning considering the dire state the economy is in at the moment,” said Jill Gonzalez, WalletHub analyst in a recent news release. “While some overspending may be attributed to stockpiling essentials, other Americans may be spending beyond their means due to stress or simply boredom.”

Those who are taking part in “comfort buying” are generally in the age range of 30 to 44 years old.

“Comfort buying to relieve the stress of social distancing is fairly common, with 43 percent of Americans saying they have done it. Of those who have engaged in comfort buying, 63 percent are keeping their purchases below the $150 mark,” said Gonzalez. “It’s interesting that comfort buying behaviors vary by age. Around 60 percent of people aged 30 to 44 report comfort buying, compared to just 32 percent of people over age 59.”