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:
    24 November 2020
  • Next release:
    1 December 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

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 13 November 2020 (Week 46) was 12,254; this was 442 more deaths than in Week 45.

  • In Week 46, the number of deaths registered was 18.4% above the five-year average (1,904 deaths higher).

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 46, 2,466 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 20.1% of all deaths in England and Wales; this is an increase of 529 deaths compared with Week 45 (when there were 1,937 deaths involving COVID-19, accounting for 16.4% of all deaths).

  • Of the 2,466 deaths that involved COVID-19, 2,170 had this recorded as the underlying cause of death (88.0%); of the 2,537 deaths that involved Influenza and Pneumonia, 291 had this recorded as the underlying cause of death (11.5%).

  • The number of deaths in hospitals was above the five-year average in Week 46 for the fourth consecutive week (818 more deaths); the numbers of deaths in private homes and care homes were also above the five-year average (981 and 138 more deaths respectively), but deaths in other locations were below the five-year average (39 fewer deaths).

  • In England, the total number of deaths increased from 10,962 (Week 45) to 11,495 (Week 46); all English regions had a higher number of deaths than the five-year average.

  • Overall, there were 2,274 deaths involving COVID-19 in England in Week 46; the number of deaths involving COVID-19 increased in all of the English regions, with the North West having the largest number (615 deaths).

  • In Wales, the number of deaths involving COVID-19 increased from 166 deaths (Week 45) to 190 deaths (Week 46), while the total number of deaths in Week 46 was 84 deaths higher than the five-year average.

  • Based on a statistical model that allows for the time taken for deaths to be registered, we estimate that the number of deaths actually occurring (rather than registered) in Week 46 in England and Wales was between 11,388 and 14,169.

  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 13 November 2020 (Week 46) was 13,972, which was 2,216 deaths higher than the five-year average and 542 deaths more than Week 45; of the deaths registered in the UK in Week 46, 2,838 deaths involved COVID-19, 612 deaths higher than in Week 45.

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.