Notice

26 May 2020

Our most up-to-date figures on deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) registered in England and Wales are available in the weekly deaths bulletin and accompanying dataset.

Get the latest statistics on COVID-19 deaths in each of the UK’s constituent countries.

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  • Release date:
    25 September 2020
  • Next release:
    26 October 2020

About this Dataset

Number of deaths registered each month by area of usual residence for England and Wales, by region, county, local and unitary authority, and London borough. These are monthly provisional data covering the month before release and do not include the most up-to-date figures on deaths registered involving the coronavirus (COVID-19); see our weekly deaths data.

Edition in this dataset

2020 edition of this dataset August 2020

Previous versions of this data are available.

2019 edition of this dataset (final)

Previous versions of this data are available.

2018 edition of this dataset (final)

Previous versions of this data are available.

2017 edition of this dataset (final)

Previous versions of this data are available.

2016 edition of this dataset (final)

Previous versions of this data are available.

2015 edition of this dataset (final)

Previous versions of this data are available.

2014 edition of this dataset (final)

2013 edition of this dataset (final)

2012 edition of this dataset (final)

2011 edition of this dataset (final)

2010 edition of this dataset (final)

2009 edition of this dataset (final)

2008 edition of this dataset (final)

2007 edition of this dataset (final)

2006 edition of this dataset (final)

Important notes and usage information

If you are looking for the latest data on deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) registered in England and Wales, please see our weekly provisional deaths dataset.

Main points from latest release

  • The provisional number of deaths registered in England and Wales in August 2020 was 37,187; this represents a decrease of 3,593 deaths in comparison with the previous month and a decrease of 1,656 deaths in comparison with the same month in 2019.

  • Moveable public holidays and the number of weekends, when register offices are closed, affect the number of registrations made in the published months and in the corresponding months in previous years.

  • Local authorities’ codes and names have been updated to reflect the changes that occurred in April 2020.

Notes

These figures are presented by regions (within England), unitary authorities, counties, districts and London boroughs.

Weekly deaths counts cannot be summed to match the counts for monthly deaths as some weeks may span more than one month.

For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to mortality statistics, please see our User Guide to Mortality Statistics.

There is an interactive mapping tool which enables trends in mortality to be analysed at the local level.

For mortality data for other UK countries please see statistics on deaths in Scotland and statistics on deaths in Northern Ireland.