There is no evidence that teachers are at an increased risk of dying from coronavirus compared with people in other professions.
In last week’s Office of National Statistics analysis of Covid-19 deaths by occupation the death rate among male “teaching & education professionals” was 6.7 per 100,000. It was 3.3 among their female counterparts.
This compares to a rate of 9.9 and 5.2 deaths per 100,000 among working age males and females respectively.
The teaching rates do look a bit lower, but the numbers are too small to conclude that there’s a real difference there.
The ONS analysis is of deaths registered in England and Wales before 20 April.
Since it takes an average of three weeks for an infection to end in death, this describes deaths caused by infections that happened before lockdown, when schools were still open.