Corrections

06 January 2022

Due to an issue with our automated coding system, a number of deaths from week 51 were not cause coded until after the cut-off date for weekly deaths. The numbers have now been updated.

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

18 January 2022

The UK occurrence data (sheet 9) has been updated as most of the daily counts of deaths involving COVID-19 in Scotland and Northern Ireland were showing ‘0’. This in turn meant the UK total figure was the number of deaths occurring in England and Wales for these days rather than all of the UK.

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

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    25 January 2022
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    1 February 2022

About this Dataset

Provisional counts of the number of deaths registered in England and Wales, by age, sex and region, in the latest weeks for which data are available. Includes the most up-to-date figures available for deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19).

Edition in this dataset

2022 edition of this dataset

Previous versions of this data are available.

2021 edition of this dataset up to week ending 31 December 2021

Previous versions of this data are available.

2020 edition of this dataset up to week ending 1 January 2021

Previous versions of this data are available.

2019 edition of this dataset up to week ending 27 December 2019

Previous versions of this data are available.

2018 edition of this dataset up to week ending 28 December 2018

Previous versions of this data are available.

2017 edition of this dataset up to week ending 29 December 2017

Previous versions of this data are available.

2016 edition of this dataset up to week ending 30 December 2016

Previous versions of this data are available.

2015 edition of this dataset up to week ending 1 January 2016

2014 edition of this dataset up to week ending 26 December 2014

2013 edition of this dataset up to week ending 27 December 2013

2012 edition of this dataset up to week ending 28 December 2012

2011 edition of this dataset up to week ending 30 December 2011

2010 edition of this dataset up to week ending 31 December 2010

Important notes and usage information

  • In the week ending 14 January 2022 (Week 2), 13,311 deaths were registered in England and Wales; this was 1,049 more deaths than the previous week (Week 1) and 6.1% below the five-year average (872 fewer deaths).
  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 14 January 2022 (Week 2) was 12,399; this was 929 more deaths than the previous week (Week 1) and 6.6% below the five-year average (871 fewer deaths).
  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 14 January 2022 (Week 2) was 884; this was 108 more deaths than the previous week (Week 1) and equal to the five-year average.
  • Compared with the 2015 to 2019 five-year average (as opposed to the new five-year average used in the previous main points), deaths in England and Wales were 3.7% below average (511 fewer deaths), in England were 4.1% below average (534 fewer deaths) and in Wales were 3.3% above average (28 more deaths).
  • Of the deaths registered in Week 2 in England and Wales, 1,382 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 10.4% of all deaths; this was an increase in the number of deaths compared with Week 1 (922 deaths, 7.5% of all deaths).
  • The number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England increased to 1,308 in Week 2, compared with 857 in Week 1; for Wales, deaths involving COVID-19 increased to 69 in Week 2, compared with 61 in Week 1.
  • Of the 1,382 deaths involving COVID-19, 77.4% (1,070 deaths) had this recorded as the underlying cause of death in Week 2 compared with 77.2% in Week 1.
  • Using the most up-to-date data we have available, the number of deaths from the week ending 13 March 2020 to the week ending 14 January 2022 was 1,102,564 in England and Wales; of these, 1,033,245 were recorded in England and 67,857 were recorded in Wales.
  • From the week ending 13 March 2020 to the week ending 14 January 2022, the number of excess deaths above the five-year average in England and Wales was 126,831; of these, 121,596 were recorded in England and 6,520 were recorded in Wales.
  • In Week 2 in England and Wales, the number of deaths was above the five-year average in private homes (18.3% above, 587 excess deaths) but below the five-year average in hospitals (14.9% below, 1,044 fewer deaths), care homes (11.3% below, 345 fewer deaths) and other settings (7.7% below, 69 fewer deaths).
  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 14 January 2022 was 15,257, which was 5.3% below the five-year average (859 fewer deaths); of the deaths registered in the UK in Week 2, 1,557 involved COVID-19, which was 534 more than in Week 1.

This table includes provisional counts of the number of deaths registered in England and Wales, by age, sex and region, in the latest weeks for which data are available. Includes the most up-to-date figures available for deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

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