Armed Forces: Coronavirus

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 3rd August 2020.

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Photo of Lord Robathan Lord Robathan Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many serving personnel in the Armed Forces aged (1) 18–24, (2) 25–29, (3) 30–34, (4) 35–39, (5) 40 or more, years old have (a) contracted, and (b) died as a result of, COVID-19.

Photo of Baroness Goldie Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

As at 17 July 2020 (inclusive), 406 UK Armed Forces personnel had a positive COVID-19 infection test result entered into their medical record. Of which:

  • 57 were aged 18-24 years.
  • 70 were aged 25-29 years.
  • 66 were aged 30-34 years.
  • 61 were aged 35-39 years
  • 152 were aged 40+years

Two of these UK Armed Forces personnel with a positive COVID-19 infection test result subsequently died; both personnel were aged 40+ years.

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