Covid deaths and Vaccine deaths in England

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Dear Office for National Statistics,

Could you please provide me with the following 2 pieces of information?

1. Please could you tell me the number of deaths from 1st January 2020 to 21st December 2021 where Covid was the only cause of death recorded on the death certificate in England.

2. Could you please tell me the number of deaths from 1st December 2020 to 21st December 2021 where the Covid Vaccine was recorded as the cause of death on the death certificate in England.

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Mr Clarke

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Our Reference: FOI/2021/3412

 

Dear Mr Clarke,

 

Thank you for your email requesting data pertaining to Covid-19 deaths
comparison between December 2020 and December 2021.

 

I am writing to confirm that the Office for National Statistics has now
completed its search for the information which you requested and the
response can be found here:

​FOI Reference: FOI/2021/3412

 

Could you please provide me with the following 2 pieces of information?

1. Please could you tell me the number of deaths from 1st January 2020 to
21st December 2021 where Covid was the only cause of death recorded on the
death certificate in England?

2. Could you please tell me the number of deaths from 1st December 2020 to
21st December 2021 where the Covid Vaccine was recorded as the cause of
death on the death certificate in England?

 

Our response:

​Thank you for your request.

 

ONS are responsible for the production of mortality data in England and
Wales, this is driven by information collected from death certificates at
death registration.

 

For mortality figures where COVID-19 was the sole cause of death, please
see: [1]Pre-existing conditions of people whose death was recorded with an
underlying cause of COVID-19, this dataset can be found in section 8 of
the Monthly mortality analysis bulletin. This dataset provides a greater
insight into the leading pre-existing cause of death groups, for deaths
occurring in England and Wales, in 2020 and the first three quarters of
2021 that were due to COVID-19.

 

Please see 'table 1a, row 28' (2020) and 'table 1, row 29 (2021)' for
deaths where COVID-19 was listed as the underlying cause, but had no other
pre-existing conditions recorded on the death certificate, England and
Wales. Table 1b represents these figures for England and table 1c figures
are for Wales.

 

This publication will be updated quarterly. COVID-19 deaths involving
pre-existing conditions is split by broad age groups between 1-64 and 65+.
Please see figures for England below from Table 1b:

 

2020 Q1: 167 (0-64: 27 / 65 and over: 140) (Row 30)

2020 Q2: 5564 (0-64: 949 / 65 and over: 4615) (Row 30)

2020 Q3: 272 (0-64: 59 / 65 and over: 213) (Row 30)

2020 Q4: 2656 (0-64: 408 / 65 and over: 2248) (Row 30)

2021 Q1: 6483 (0-64: 1467/ 65 and over: 4598) (Row 29)

 

Following 2021 Q1, we have produced the analysis based on COVID-19 deaths
that involved pre-existing conditions for England and Wales, rather than
England only. This is due to the decrease in the number of deaths in this
dataset which involved less common pre-existing conditions. This is in
line with our [2]Disclosure control policy.

 

COVID-19 deaths with no pre-existing conditions for England only without
age breakdowns can be found in Table 4:

 

2021 Q2: 334

2021 Q3: 1062

2021 Q4 is scheduled for release 21^st January 2022 and can be
accessed [3]here.

 

You can find the number of deaths involving adverse reactions to the
COVID-19 vaccination in table 12 of our [4]Monthly Mortality Analysis
dataset. There are currently 13 deaths registered with the aligning ICD-10
codes for this (U12.9). The latest data available is for deaths registered
between March 2020 and November 2021.

 

We do not hold analysis for 1^st December to 21^st December 2021 regarding
COVID-19 deaths with no pre-existing condition and adverse reaction deaths
involving the COVID-19 vaccine specifically. We can however create a
custom output specific to your date range. Special extracts and
tabulations of mortality data for England and Wales are available to order
(subject to legal frameworks, disclosure control, resources and agreements
of [5]costs, where appropriate).

 

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