There were 50,335 deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) that occurred between 1 March and 30 June 2020, registered up to 4 July 2020 in England and Wales; of these, 46,736 had COVID-19 assigned as the underlying cause of death.
Of the deaths involving COVID-19 that occurred in England and Wales in March to June 2020, there was at least one pre-existing condition in 91.1% of cases; this is a similar level to that shown in March to May.
Taking into account the age structure of the population, the rate of deaths in June due to COVID-19 was 53.0 per 100,000 persons in England compared with 47.0 per 100,000 persons in Wales; in both England and Wales, the mortality rate in June 2020 was lower than in May 2020.
Between 9 March and 30 June 2020, 5,330 deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the working age population (those aged 20 to 64 years) of England and Wales were registered.
Using assumptions on the timeline of COVID-19 we split these deaths into two groups: 3,839 deaths (or 72.0% of the total) are likely to be result of an infection acquired before lockdown on 23 March 2020, with the remaining 1,491 deaths likely to be the result of an infection acquired during lockdown.
There were statistically significant lower rates of death involving COVID-19 in those who likely acquired the virus during lockdown than before lockdown, generally half for both sexes and the major occupation groups.
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).