Dear NHS England,

Can you please release the accurate factual number of persons who have died from specifically covid 19 alone and had no underlying causes or illnesses present.

Yours faithfully,





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Dear Marianne,  

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 14 October

Your exact request was:

“Dear NHS England,

Can you please release the accurate factual number of persons who have
died from specifically covid 19 alone and had no underlying causes or
illnesses present.”

NHS England holds some information in relation to your request.

NHS England holds information in respect of deaths of patients who have
died in hospitals in England and had tested positive for COVID-19 or where
COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

We are, however, withholding this information under s21 of the FOI Act
(Information accessible by other means) as the information is already in
the public domain. This information is published on our website at:


The daily statistical publication contains:

* COVID-19 deaths by region
* COVID-19 deaths by region: Cases where COVID-19 is mentioned on the
death certificate and no positive COVID-19 test result was received
* COVID-19 deaths by age band
* COVID-19 deaths by NHS Trust

The weekly published summary contains:

* COVID-19 deaths by ethnicity
* COVID-19 deaths by age and gender
* COVID-19 deaths by age group and pre-existing condition
* COVID-19 deaths by type of pre-existing condition

Please note that NHS England does not hold data for any individual sites,
units or facilities within each trust.

As detailed in the notes which accompany the statistics, the figures do
not include deaths outside hospital, for example in care homes or in the
community, and are for England only. NHS England does not hold information
in relation to deaths outside of hospitals.

Please note that the above figures do not state whether or not COVID-19
was the single cause of death. NHS England only collects data with respect
to deaths of patients who have died in hospitals in England and had tested
positive for COVID-19 in the 28 days prior to their death, or where
COVID-19 was mentioned on their death certificate. For further information
on this methodology of reporting please see:

* [2]

NHS England does not collect or hold any other information about COVID

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) collect death certificate data
which contains the cause of death for all deaths registered in England.
 This is available at:


UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the ONS also publish data on
COVID-19 deaths in all settings in the UK by Local Authority at the below
We hope this information is helpful. However, if you are dissatisfied, you
have the right to ask for an internal review. This should be requested in
writing within two months of the date of this letter. Your correspondence
should be labelled “Internal Review” and should outline your concerns
and/or the area(s) you would like the review to consider. Internal Review
requests should be sent to:

NHS England
PO Box 16738
B97 9PT

Email: [6][NHS England request email]

Please quote the reference number FOI-2110-1589936 in any future

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) can be contacted at
the following weblink:


Please note there is no charge for making an appeal.

Please be aware that in line with the Information Commissioner’s directive
on the disclosure of information under the FOI Act, your request will be
anonymised and published on our website as part of our disclosure log.

Please do not reply to this email. This message has been sent from a
central mailbox. To communicate with NHS England regarding Freedom of
Information (FOI) requests, enquiries or complaints we ask these are sent
directly to NHS England’s customer contact centre. This is to ensure all
communications are progressed correctly. Their postal address, telephone
number and email details are as follows: PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT;
0300 3 11 22 33, [8][NHS England request email].

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information
Communications Team
Office of the Chairs, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer

NHS England
PO Box 16738
B97 9PT

Tel: 0300 311 22 33
Email: [9][NHS England request email]


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