7 February 2022
Thank you for your request which I received on 10 January 2022. You asked:
How many people have died in Wales FROM the Omicron variant, up to and including 10 Jan 2022?
The Welsh Government does not hold this information.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) collect and produce mortality statistics for England and Wales based on information from the death registration process. They publish weekly statistics on deaths involving COVID-19 (i.e. COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate as a contributory cause of death) and monthly statistics on deaths due to COVID-19 (i.e. where COVID-19 was identified as the underlying (main) cause on the death certificate). For further information on this data, please contact the ONS at firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of Public Health Wales’s (PHW) rapid surveillance they collect and publish information on variants within the “variant surveillance” tab of their dashboard. For further information on this data, please contact PHW at email@example.com.
If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response. Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at:
Information Rights Unit
or e-mail: Freedom.firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above.
You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.