FOI: COVID-19 deaths and autopsies Feb 2020 to Dec 2021

Release date: 17 January 2022

FOI Ref: FOI/2021/3368





You asked:

Please supply deaths caused solely by covid 19, where covid is the only cause of death listed on the death certificate, broken down by age group and gender between feb 2020 up to and including dec 2021.

Please supply the number of autopsies carried out on those where covid was the only cause stated.


We said:

Thank you for your enquiry.


We have provided analysis on COVID-19 as the only cause of death by age and sex in England and Wales for your requested time period.


COVID-19 deaths involving post-mortems


We do not hold analysis on the number of post-mortems completed.


However, we can create analysis on deaths involving post-mortems in 2020 and 2021 as a custom output. Such services would be subject to legal frameworks, disclosure controls, resources and agreement of costs.

If you would like to request this bespoke dataset, please contact health.data@ons.gov.uk to discuss your enquiry further. Please note, there may be a charge for this work which would be subject to our charging policy.

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