You asked

Would you please give me the total number of deaths in the UK in 2019 and the total number of deaths in the UK so far in 2020 (give exact date latest figure relates to).

We said

​Thank you for your enquiry.

We are responsible for the production of Mortality data for England and Wales, this is driven by information collected from the death certificate at death registration. National Records Scotland (NRS) and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) are responsible for statistics pertaining to Scotland and Northern Ireland. They can be contacted at and respectively.

Deaths registered in England and Wales: 2019 will provide this information alongside registered deaths by age, sex, selected underlying causes of death and the leading causes of death. This contains death rates and death registrations by area of residence and single year of age.

In 2019, there were 530,841 deaths registered in England and Wales.

Using the Deaths registered weekly in England and Wales, provisional, as at week 46 (13th November 2020) 529,928 registered deaths in England and Wales.

The following publication, Vital statistics in the UK: births, deaths and marriages, will provide headline figures for UK deaths for 2019 in late January 2021.