Coronavirus (COVID-19)-related deaths by ethnic group, England and Wales: 2 March 2020 to 10 April 2020
07 May 2020
This ONS article presents provisional analysis of deaths involving COVID-19 by ethnicity for England and Wales. The analysis includes deaths involving COVID-19 that occurred between 2 March and 10 April 2020, registered by 17 April. Ethnicity is not recorded on the death certificate. To enable us to undertake this analysis, deaths involving COVID-19 have been linked to the 2011 Census, which allowed us to ascertain the self-reported ethnicity of the deceased and other demographic factors.
This provisional analysis has shown that the risk of death involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) among some ethnic groups is significantly higher than that of those of White ethnicity.
When taking into account age in the analysis, Black males are 4.2 times more likely to die from a COVID-19-related death and Black females are 4.3 times more likely than White ethnicity males and females.