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  • Release date:
    27 September 2022
  • Next release:
    04 October 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 16 September 2022 (Week 37), 10,673 deaths were registered in England and Wales; this was 10.4% above the five-year average (1,009 excess deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 16 September 2022 (Week 37) was 9,996; this was 10.6% above the five-year average (955 excess deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 16 September 2022 (Week 37) was 656; this was 9.3% above the five-year average (56 excess deaths).

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 37 in England and Wales, 301 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 2.8% of all deaths; this was 64 less deaths, with “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)” mentioned, compared with the previous week.

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 37 in England, 280 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 2.8% of all deaths; in Wales, 20 deaths mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 3.0% of all deaths.

  • Of the 301 deaths involving COVID-19 in England and Wales in Week 37, 61.5% (185 deaths) had this recorded as the underlying cause of death, an increase from 61.1% in Week 36.

  • 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 16 September 2022 was 1,488,379 in England and Wales; of these, 1,394,575 were recorded in England and 91,574 were recorded in Wales.

  • From the week ending 13 March 2020 to the week ending 16 September 2022, the number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England and Wales was 186,789, of these, 175,658 were recorded in England and 10,814 were recorded in Wales.

  • From the week ending 13 March 2020 to the week ending 16 September 2022, the number of excess deaths above the five-year average in England and Wales was 152,658, of these, 146,098 were recorded in England and 7,829 were recorded in Wales.

  • In Week 37 in England and Wales, the number of deaths was above the five-year average in private homes (26.0% above, 639 excess deaths), hospitals (4.8% above, 212 excess deaths), care homes (4.0% above, 82 excess deaths) and other settings (9.5% above, 76 excess deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 16 September 2022 (Week 37) was 12,133, which was 10.1% above the five-year average (1,115 excess deaths); of these deaths, 347 involved COVID-19, which was 67 fewer than in Week 36.