Lies, Damned lies, and Statistics
Posted by Rebel Rabbit on 26/06/21 at 00:06:15



This web page contains links and a brief explanation of the Covid related stats that are available. It is in no way intended to be comprehensive, but will be updated to include new links as and when they are found.

You are advised to look at the documents linked here rather than rely purely on what I'm telling you.

I've done two videos so far on the stats:

The Great Covid Death Scandal explains the methodologies used in calculating the deaths;

Covid Death Stats Pt. 1 explains the NHS stats.

NHS Death Stats

This is the NHS Statistical Work Areas page:

It has some very useful pages for non-Covid, as well as Covid related stats.

The page for COVID-19 Daily Deaths is my most used one:

All links below are from this page.

It says:

This section contains information on deaths of patients who have died in hospitals in England and had either tested positive for COVID-19 or where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. All deaths are recorded against the date of death rather than the date the deaths were announced.
I would advise reading the FAQ document before looking at the spreadsheets:

It gives you two Excel spreadsheet files for "COVID-19 all announced deaths".

The daily file, goes from 01/03/2020 to present day and gives the following:

COVID-19 deaths by region and date of death
COVID-19 deaths by region and date of death and where a positive test result for COVID-19 was not received but COVID-19 is mentioned on their death certificate
COVID-19 deaths by age band and date of death
COVID-19 deaths by trust

But, be warned; it will take ages to open the document because of the amount of data it contains. I have to wait about 30 minutes for it!

The weekly file covers the same timeframe, but is updated once a week, and as a result contains less data, and therefore takes less time to open.

It gives the following:

COVID-19 deaths by ethnicity
COVID-19 deaths by gender and age group
COVID-19 deaths by age group and presence of pre existing condition
COVID-19 deaths by type of pre existing condition

Government Coronavirus Dashboard

The Government has the Coronavirus Dashboard:

This is the hub for all the Covid statistics from the Government. The data is downloadable too, in .CSV format, amongst others. This makes it easy to open into a spreadsheet and create totals, percentages etc.

The link I'm including here is just for deaths:

There are other data for people vaccinated, tests positive, patients admitted and virus tests conducted.

ONS Death Stats

The ONS (Office for National Statistics) also publish data for all deaths:

Worth looking at is the Coronavirus (covid19) latest insights:

And, Deaths registered weekly in England and Wales, provisional:

Northern Ireland and Scotland

NI Department of Health:

NISRA (Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency)

The Scottish government's stats: