Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest insights 28 March 2022
28 March 2022
Avoidable mortality rates on account of coronavirus (COVID-19) were higher in the most deprived areas of England and Wales, compared with the least deprived areas in 2020.
Avoidable deaths are those considered preventable or treatable for those aged under 75 years, and COVID-19 has been assigned as a preventable cause of death.
The age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) for COVID-19 in the most deprived areas of England was 95.1 deaths per 100,000 males, and 53.3 deaths per 100,000 females.
In the least deprived areas, the ASMR was 21.9 deaths per 100,000 males, and 9.4 deaths per 100,000 females.