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  • Release date:
    12 October 2021
  • Next release:
    19 October 2021

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

2021 edition of this dataset up to week ending 1 October 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 Week 39, 10,510 deaths were registered in England and Wales; this was 174 fewer deaths than the previous week (Week 38) and 12.1% above the five-year average (1,133 more deaths).
  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 1 October 2021 (Week 39) was 9,833; this was 124 fewer deaths than the previous week (Week 38) and 12.5% above the five-year average (1,089 more deaths).
  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 1 October 2021 (Week 39) was 653; this was 58 fewer deaths than the previous week (Week 38) and 8.1% above the five-year average (49 more deaths).
  • Of the deaths registered in Week 39 in England and Wales, 783 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 7.5% of all deaths; this was a decrease compared with Week 38 (888 deaths).
  • The number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England decreased to 715 in Week 39, compared with 799 in Week 38; for Wales, deaths involving COVID-19 decreased to 64 in Week 39, compared with 88 in Week 38.
  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 1 October 2021 was 12,132, which was 1,423 more than the five-year average; of deaths registered in the UK in Week 39, 972 involved COVID-19, which was 138 fewer than in Week 38.

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.