You asked

Under the FOI act please can you provide me with the following information.

How many people have actually died from Covid-19 alone in the UK with no underlying health issues.

Deaths from COVID only.

Please can you reply with the actual number.

We said

Thank you for your enquiry.

We are responsible for the provision of mortality statistics for England and Wales. National Records Scotland (NRS) and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) are responsible for statistics pertaining to Scotland and Northern Ireland. Therefore, we do not hold the requested data for the whole of the UK. Should you wish to request this data for Scotland and Northern Ireland, NRS and NISRA can be contacted at and respectively.

However, we do hold this information for England and Wales. This can be found in Table 2 of the following dataset, Pre-existing conditions of people who died due to COVID-19, England and Wales - Office for National Statistics, and in the following tables:

This publication will be updated on 22 April 2021 with data for January to March 2021.

Also, Figure 2 of our Deaths registered weekly bulletin shows the number of deaths due to COVID-19 and the number of deaths involving COVID-19 with "due to" referring only to deaths where COVID-19 was recorded as the underlying cause of death and "involving" referring to deaths that had COVID-19 mentioned anywhere on the death certificate, whether as an underlying cause or not.

Please see the 'download data' option at the bottom of Figure 2.

Here are the summed totals for COVID-19 up to week ending 9 April 2021:

  • Deaths involving COVID-19 (underlying or contributory cause): 137,058

  • Deaths due to COVID-19 (underlying cause): 122,788