In 2020, 22.8% of all deaths in Great Britain (GB) were considered avoidable (153,008 deaths out of 672,015).
The avoidable mortality rate for GB was statistically significantly higher than all years since 2010; by constituent country, England’s was statistically significantly highest since 2010 and Wales’ and Scotland’s since 2012.
Wales had the highest avoidable mortality rate for deaths due to coronavirus (COVID-19) with 36.1 deaths per 100,000 people; Scotland had the lowest rate with 28.5 deaths per 100,000 people and England had 34.9 deaths per 100,000 people.
Provisional counts of the number of deaths registered in England and Wales, by age, sex and region, in the latest weeks for which data are available. Includes the most up-to-date figures available for deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19).