Skip to main content

Coronavirus: Death

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 49070, tabled on 19 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the correlation between the UK accounting for (a) 10 per cent of global covid-19 deaths and (b) 1 per cent of the global population.

Answered on

11 August 2020

It is difficult to compare COVID-19 deaths numbers for different countries as different countries measure deaths in different ways, reporting on very different health and care systems.

A full assessment of international comparisons may not be possible until much later in the epidemic, but we will draw on the full range of international experience to learn the lessons from our response to this virus.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care