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Please provide the following information:

Age-standardised mortality rate for selected leading causes of death, per 100,000 people, England, deaths registered in the following months:

January 2020

February 2020

March 2020

April 2020

May 2020

June 2020

As per subsequent reports available from your website for July 2020 through to Feb 2021.

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Thank you for your enquiry.

Numbers of deaths registered each month in England and Wales, for March to June 2020, including deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19), are available in our Deaths involving COVID-19, England and Wales publication. Unfortunately, this publication doesn't include rates, only numbers for leading cause groups and main pre-existing conditions. Data are based on deaths that occurred in England and Wales between March and June 2020. Age specific and age standardised rates are included, but these are based on total numbers of deaths.

In July 2020, when the number of deaths involving COVID-19 fell, we put the above publication on hold. It was reintroduced later that year when numbers increased.

Figures for January 2020 to March 2021 are presented by quarter in the latest monthly mortality analysis publication. This includes age-standardised mortality rates for selected leading causes of death, per 100,000 people, England, for deaths registered between January and March 2021.

Data for January and February 2020 and a breakdown of deaths for leading causes for each month are not readily available in any of our current publications. It might be possible to produce a bespoke table for you, however 2020 data are currently provisional so bespoke analysis cannot be provided until death registrations for 2020 are finalised in July 2021.

Special extracts and bespoke tabulations of mortality data are subject to legal frameworks, disclosure control, resources and agreements of costs, where appropriate. Bespoke analysis requires a high level of statistical skill and judgement; such enquiries fall outside of the Freedom of Information regime and should be made to: