Dear NHS England,
Please provide me with the total number of deaths in England Hospitals were covid 19/Sars cov2 is listed as the sole cause of death. Please could you provide this total number broken down into two age groups, for age group 0-16 and age group 16 and up. Just the total numbers
Thank you for taking the time to read this request
Yours faithfully, Iain Ashton
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Dear Iain Ashton,
Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 6 April
Your exact request was:
“Please provide me with the total number of deaths in England Hospitals
were covid 19/Sars cov2 is listed as the sole cause of death. Please could
you provide this total number broken down into two age groups, for age
group 0-16 and age group 16 and up. Just the total numbers.”
NHS England does not hold this information.
NHS England and NHS Improvement publish the number of patients who have
died in hospitals in England and have tested positive for COVID-19 and
whether or not they had a pre-existing condition.
This can be found in the weekly file on our website:
However, these figures don’t state whether or not COVID-19 was the single
cause of death.
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) collect death certificate data
which contains the cause of death for all deaths registered in England:
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