1) Please provide me with the number of under 60s with no comorbidity's that died of COVID-19 during the year of 2020
2) Statistics in the form of graphs for all cause mortality rate during the year of 2020
3) Statistics in the form of graphs for COVID-19 mortality rate during the year of 2020
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We are responsible for the production of Mortality data for England and Wales, this is driven by information collected from the death certificate at the point of death registration. National Records Scotland (NRS) and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) are responsible for statistics pertaining to Scotland and Northern Ireland. They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com respectively.
Under 60s with no comorbidity's that died from COVID-19 during the year of 2020
We have been producing the following publication, Deaths involving COVID-19, England and Wales, in the response to COVID-19. This publication provides a greater insight into the leading underlying causes of death groups for deaths occurring in England and Wales between March and June 2020.
We define a pre-existing condition here as the last health condition mentioned on the first part of the death certificate when it came before the coronavirus (COVID-19) or was an independent contributory factor in the death, mentioned in part II. Where only COVID-19 was recorded on the death certificate, or COVID-19 and subsequent conditions caused by COVID-19 were recorded, we refer to these deaths as having "No pre-existing conditions". Of the 50,335 deaths that occurred in March to June 2020 involving COVID-19 in England and Wales, 45,859 (91.1%) had at least one pre-existing condition, while 4,476 (8.9%) had none.
Download this table Table 6a: Number of deaths involving COVID-19 by main pre-existing condition, sex and age, England and Wales, deaths occurring between March and June 2020 1,2,3,4,5,6
Figures include deaths of non-residents
Figures are provisional
Based on deaths involving COVID-19 (ICD-10 codes U07.1 and U07.2) rather than deaths where COVID-19 was the underlying cause of death
Deaths occurring between March and June 2020 rather than deaths registered between March and June 2020
Main pre-existing causes are grouped using the ONS Leading Causes of Deaths list (https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/methodologies/userguidetomortalitystatistics/leadingcausesofdeathinenglandandwalesrevised2016) and International Classification of Disease version 10 blocks of causes.
Including deaths registered up until 4 July 2020.
We are currently reassessing this publication and will be releasing an update soon analysing data from July onwards.
As such, deaths of those under 60 from COVID-19 only from July onwards is considered exempt under Section 22(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, whereby information is exempt from release if there is a view to publish the information in the future. Furthermore, as a central government department and producer of official statistics, we need to have the freedom to be able to determine our own publication timetables. This is to allow us to deal with the necessary preparation, administration and context of publications. It would be unreasonable to consider disclosure when to do so would undermine our functions.
This exemption is subject to a public interest test. We recognise the desirability of information being freely available and this is considered by ONS when publication schedules are set in accordance with the Code of Practice for Statistics. The need for timely data must be balanced against the practicalities of applying statistical skill and judgement to produce the high quality, assured data needed to inform decision-making. If this balance is incorrectly applied, then we run the risk of decisions being based on inaccurate data which is arguably not in the public interest. This will have an impact on public trust in official statistics in a time when accuracy of official statistics is more important to the public than ever before.
The final release date will be announced on our Release Calendar.
All-cause and COVID-19 mortality rate in 2020:
Monthly all-cause and COVID-19 mortality rates for 2020 are available in the following publication: Monthly Mortality Analysis. This includes data in a graph format.