Deaths by covid alone without underlying conditions.

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Dear Office for National Statistics,

Please provide me with the total figures from March 2020 to 20th Jan 2022 for UK deaths recorded as 'caused by Covid alone' without any other underlying conditions.

Yours faithfully,

Tyrone Armatage,

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Dear Office for National Statistics,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Office for National Statistics's handling of my FOI request 'Deaths by covid alone without underlying conditions.'.

The links you provided mean nothing.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Yours faithfully,

Tyrone Armatage

FOI Team, Office for National Statistics

Our Reference: FOI/2022/3777


Dear Tyrone,


Thank you for your request.


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:

You asked:

​FOI Reference: FOI/2022/3777

Please provide me with the total figures from March 2020 to 20 Jan 2022
for UK deaths recorded as 'caused by Covid alone' without any other
underlying conditions?

Our response:

​Thank you for your enquiry.

We are responsible for the provision of mortality statistics for England
and Wales. [1]National Records Scotland (NRS) and the [2]Northern Ireland
Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) are responsible for statistics
pertaining to Scotland and Northern Ireland. Therefore, we do not hold the
requested data for the whole of the UK. Should you wish to obtain this
data from NRS and NISRA, they can be contacted
at [3][email address] and [4][email address] respectively.

England and Wales

Health conditions are recorded on the death certificate only if the
certifying doctor or coroner believed they made some contribution to the
death, direct or indirect. The death certificate does not include all
health conditions from which the deceased might have suffered if they were
not considered relevant.

The death certificate ([5]Annex A (PDF, 224KB)) used in England and Wales
is compatible with that recommended by WHO. It is set out in two parts.
Part I gives the condition or sequence of conditions leading directly to
death, while Part II gives details of any associated conditions that
contributed to the death but are not part of the causal sequence.

We recommend using our pre-existing conditions methodology to answer this
question as it removes any conditions caused by the underlying cause of

Please see the following previously answered FOI which will answer your
enquiry for England and Wales: [6]Deaths due to COVID-19 in the UK with no
pre-existing conditions by age from March 2020 to January 2022 - Office
for National Statistics

If this does not meet your needs, we can create a custom output. 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 [7]costs, where appropriate).  

Such enquiries would fall outside of the Freedom of Information regime and
should be made to: [8][email address].



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FOI Team, Office for National Statistics

Dear Tyrone,


Thank you for your email.


To follow up on our response to this request, we have noted that you have
put in a request for internal review prior to receiving our response,
which was sent within the statutory 20 working day limit. As this request
was made before you received your response, we will not be processing


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Dear FOI Team,
Sooner or later your deception and lies will be made public.

Shame on you,

Yours sincerely,

Tyrone Armatage