Comparison of influenza, pneumonia and COVID-19 deaths in England & Wales in 2020

Between January and August 2020, there has been approximately 48.2 thousand deaths in England and Wales with COVID-19 as an underlying cause. As illustrated in the table, the number of deaths as a result of COVID-19 are much higher than from either pneumonia or influenza. There has been over three times the number of deaths from COVID-19 than pneumonia and influenza so far in 2020.
The overall number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the UK can be found here. For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Facts and Figures page.

Number of deaths with influenza, pneumonia or COVID-19 as the underlying cause in England and Wales between January and August 2020, by gender

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Release date

October 2020


United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

January 1 to August 31, 2020

Supplementary notes

Figures include the deaths of non-residents.

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