„Ministerstwo Prawdy” zawsze ma rację. Czy ONI są przy zdrowych zmysłach?


Tak było 17 stycznia:

Office for National Statistics – „COVID-19 deaths and autopsies Feb 2020 to Dec 2021”. Release date: 17 January 2022

COVID-19 deaths and autopsies Feb 2020 to Dec 2021

Release date: 17 January 2022

Table 1: Number of deaths where COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned on the death certificate, 1 February 2020 to 31 December 2021, by sex and age group, England and Wales

Age groupMalesFemales


A już tak – w tym samym dokumencie, ale dzień później, 18 stycznia:

COVID-19 alone with no underlining health issues November 2019 to December 2021 – Office for National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)

You asked

Please supply how many people have died from COVID-19 alone with no underlining health issues, from November 2019 to December 2021.

We said

​Thank you for your request.

ONS are responsible for the production of mortality data for England and Wales, this is derived from death certificates in the process of death registration.

For mortality figures where COVID-19 was the sole cause of death, please see: Pre-existing conditions of people whose death was recorded with an underlying cause of COVID-19, this dataset can be found in section 8 of the Monthly mortality analysis bulletin. This dataset provides a greater insight into the leading pre-existing cause of death groups, for deaths occurring in England and Wales, in 2020 and the first three quarters of 2021 that were due to COVID-19.

We do not hold COVID-19 data for 2019. The first death involving COVID-19 in England and Wales was registered in March 2020.

Please see ‘table 1a, row 28’ (2020) and ‘table 1, row 29 (2021)’ for deaths where COVID-19 was listed as the underlying cause, but had no other pre-existing conditions recorded on the death certificate, England and Wales. Table 1b represents these figures for England and table 1c figures are for Wales.

This publication will be updated quarterly. COVID-19 deaths involving pre-existing conditions is split by broad age groups between 1-64 and 65+.

Please see below for death registrations for 2020 and 2021 (provisional) that were due to COVID-19 and were recorded without any pre-existing conditions, England and Wales.

2020: 9400 (0-64: 1549 / 65 and over: 7851)

2021 Q1: 6483 (0-64: 1560/ 65 and over: 4923)

2021 Q2: 346 (0-64: 153/ 65 and over: 193)

2021 Q3: 1142 (0-64: 512/ 65 and over: 630)

We have not yet finalised analysis for 2021 Q4. This is currently scheduled for release on 23 February 2022.

As such, the some of the information you have requested is considered exempt under Section 22(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, whereby information is exempt from release if there is a view to publish the information in the future. Furthermore, as a central government department and producer of official statistics, we need to have the freedom to be able to determine our own publication timetables. This is to allow us to deal with the necessary preparation, administration and context of publications. It would be unreasonable to consider disclosure when to do so would undermine our functions.