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  • Release date:
    24 May 2022
  • Next release:
    31 May 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 13 May 2022 (Week 19), 12,048 deaths were registered in England and Wales; this was 22.4% above the five-year average (2,208 excess deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 13 May 2022 (Week 19) was 11,294; this was 22.8% above the five-year average (2,094 excess deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 13 May 2022 (Week 19) was 732; this was 17.7% above the five-year average (110 excess deaths).

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 19 in England and Wales, 719 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 6.0% of all deaths; this was 16 fewer deaths with “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)” mentioned compared with the previous week.

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 19 in England, 674 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 6.0% of all deaths; in Wales, 45 deaths mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 6.1% of all deaths.

  • Of the 719 deaths involving COVID-19 in Week 19, 62.6% (450 deaths) had this recorded as the underlying cause of death, compared with 64.5% in Week 18.

  • 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 13 May 2022 was 1,299,362 in England and Wales; of these, 1,217,575 were recorded in England and 80,000 were recorded in Wales.

  • From the week ending 13 March 2020 to the week ending 13 May 2022, the number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England and Wales was 178,151; of these, 167,553 were recorded in England and 10,308 were recorded in Wales.

  • From the week ending 13 March 2020 to the week ending 13 May 2022, the number of excess deaths above the five-year average in England and Wales was 132,017; of these, 126,633 were recorded in England and 6,709 were recorded in Wales.

  • In Week 19 in England and Wales, the number of deaths was above the five-year average in private homes (38.0% above, 947 excess deaths), care homes (19.3% above, 390 excess deaths), hospitals (17.0% above, 775 excess deaths) and other settings (12.5% above, 96 excess deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 13 May 2022 (Week 19) was 13,591, which was 21.4% above the five-year average (2,397 excess deaths); of these deaths, 795 involved COVID-19, which was 43 fewer than in Week 18.