Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup: 23 June 2020
23 June 2020
ONS have published the latest data on deaths registered in England and Wales, including those involving COVID-19.
They have also published in-depth analysis of deaths in May and looked at estimates of household income in the context of the lockdown.
Some of the main points include:
There were 48,538 deaths involving COVID-19 registered up to 12 June 2020 (26,771 men and 21,767 women)
Most deaths involving COVID-19 have been among those aged 65 and over (43,346 out of 48,538)
By setting, private homes recorded the most excess deaths (deaths above the 2015 to 2019 average) for the third week running, although the total number of excess deaths continued to fall
COVID-19 was the underlying cause of death for more than one-fifth (21.6%) of deaths occurring in May 2020, down from 36.1% in April 2020
Dementia and Alzheimer disease was the most common main pre-existing condition found among deaths involving COVID-19
The poorest fifth of people are more likely to work in occupations with high potential exposure to COVID-19, while those in the richest fifth are more likely to be in jobs with low exposure to the virus.