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Coronavirus: Gender

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 41384, tabled on 29 April 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will publish statistics on the risk of death posed by covid-19, by gender, after removing co-morbidities.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

13 May 2020

Government statistics on the risk of death posed by COVID-19, by age group, ethnic group and gender, after removing co-morbidities, are not currently published.

We have asked Public Health England to review COVID-19 outcomes among different groups to better understand how factors such as ethnicity, deprivation, age, gender and obesity could impact on how people are affected, and to explore underpinning reasons for disparities.

We are also supporting the National Institute for Health Research’s call for rapid research proposals on COVID-19 and ethnicity.

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