You asked

Please provide verified COVID-19 mortality data for England and Wales between February 2020 to April 2021.

Where a verified COVID-19 disease and SARS-CoV-2 infection mortality was the main cause of death only.

We said

Thank you for your request.

Our mortality statistics is based on information collected from death certificates at death registration.

Deaths from COVID-19 may include cases where the doctor completing the death certificate diagnosed possible cases of COVID-19, for example, where this was based on relevant symptoms but no test for the virus was conducted. Deaths with a positive test are coded using the ICD10 code U0.71 and those with suspected COVID-19 but no test has been conducted are coded with ICD10 U0.72.

We hold analysis showing deaths related to COVID-19 in table 12 of our monthly mortality analysis, which includes monthly figures for 'U07.1 - COVID-19, virus identified'. Please see the following concurrent totals for England and Wales registered in March 2020 to May 2021 (latest published figures):

  • COVID-19 deaths registered in England - 113,651
  • COVID-19 deaths registered in Wales - 6,535

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