Coronavirus: Mortality Rates

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd August 2020.

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Photo of Barbara Keeley Barbara Keeley Labour, Worsley and Eccles South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to reports of variable mortality rates from covid-19 between NHS Trusts and regions, what the age-standardised mortality rate from covid-19 is in (a) Salford Royal Foundation Trust, (b) Greater Manchester, (c) the North West and (d) England.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 16 July 2020

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has published age-standardised mortality rates by country, region, local authority and Middle Layer Super Output Areas. The report published on 12 June 2020 can be accessed at the following link:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/deathsinvolvingcovid19bylocalareasanddeprivation/deathsoccurringbetween1marchand31may2020/

Between 1 March and 31 May 2020, the age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) published by the ONS was 81.9 per 100,000 persons in England, 98.9 per 100,000 persons in the North West, and 135.5 in Manchester Local Authority. ASMR by National Health Service trusts are not published by the ONS.

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