Corrections and notices

Corrections

22 April 2020

Please note historical data within the “Covid-19 - Weekly occurrences tab” has been updated.

01 July 2020

The main points presented below the tables have been updated to represent Week 25.

Notices

14 April 2020

Please note the “COVID-19 Place of occurrence” tab has been updated to include place of death by week tables as well as year to date tables

21 April 2020

These are our most up-to-date and timely figures for deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) registered in England and Wales. More detailed commentary is available in the Death registered weekly in England and Wales, provisional bulletin.

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  • Release date:
    22 September 2020
  • Next release:
    29 September 2020

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 the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Edition in this dataset

2020 edition of this dataset up to week ending 11 September 2020

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

Main points from latest release

  • The number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 11 September 2020 (Week 37) was 9,811; this was 2,072 deaths higher than in Week 36.

  • In Week 37, the number of deaths registered was 5.4% above the five-year average (505 deaths higher).

  • The number of death registrations may have been affected by the August Bank holiday (31 August). This can cause delays in deaths being registered in Week 36, resulting in an increase in deaths being registered in Week 37.

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 37, 99 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 1.0% of all deaths in England and Wales.

  • This is the second lowest number of deaths involving COVID-19 since Week 12; an increase of 21 deaths compared with Week 36 (26.9% increase).

  • The number of deaths in hospitals was below the five-year average in Week 37 (371 fewer deaths), while the numbers of deaths in private homes and care homes were above the five-year average (830 and 57 more deaths respectively).

  • The number of deaths involving COVID-19 increased across five of the nine English regions; the North West was the only English region to have lower overall deaths than the five-year average.

  • In Wales, the number of deaths involving COVID-19 decreased from four deaths (Week 36) to one death (Week 37), while the total number of deaths in Week 37 was similar to the five-year average (one death higher).

  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 11 September 2020 (Week 37) was 11,145, which was 576 deaths higher than the five-year average and 2,149 deaths higher than Week 36; of the deaths registered in the UK in Week 37, 110 deaths involved COVID-19, 27 deaths higher than Week 36.

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.