Table 2

Number of deaths from all causes in 2020, and number (%) of excess deaths*, adults aged 20–64 years, by detailed essential worker occupational group, January 2020–December 2020

Healthcare professionalsHealthcare associate professionalsMedical support staffSocial care
Deaths in 2020Excess deathsDeaths in 2020Excess deathsDeaths in 2020Excess deathsDeaths in 2020Excess deaths
No%No%No%No%
January33−37.3 1441 0.6 774 4.9 369−51.3
February29−411.0 13000.2 681 1.6 314−164.8
March385 15.9 17445 35.1 9113 17.0 42264 17.9
April7240 125.0 22793 69.7 14376 113.4 551218 65.4
May4615 47.4 18554 41.7 8928 46.4 37628 7.9
June31−12.5 121−53.8 9531 49.4 307−144.4
July373 7.6 125−75.2 7910 14.5 3357 2.0
August25−722.4 1317 5.8 9026 40.2 3373 1.0
September21−929.1 110−65.0 8214 20.2 33210 3.2
October398 26.6 1310 0.3 766 8.9 3583 0.8
November22−1336.4 1356 4.8 8613 17.8 41264 18.5
December21−828.1 101−3425.2 50−3541.3 320−4612.6
Total41427 7.0 1714156 10.0 1026187 22.3 4433316 7.7
  • *The total number of deaths in each month of 2020 compared with the average number of deaths occurring in the same month for the previous 5 years. The percentage of excess deaths is the total number of excess deaths expressed as a percentage of the 5-year average.