The provisional number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 9 March 2018 (week 10) was 12,997; this represents an increase of 2,143 deaths registered in comparison with the previous week (week 9).
The average number of deaths for the corresponding week over the previous five years was 10,935.
The increase in deaths registered in the week ending 9 March 2018 may be partly due to heavy snow across much of England and Wales towards the end of the previous week, which could have delayed relatives travelling to register offices.
Moveable public holidays, when register offices are closed, affect the number of registrations made in the published weeks and in the corresponding weeks in previous years.
The table includes number of deaths for which the underlying cause was coded to respiratory diseases as defined in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems Tenth Revision (ICD-10), as well as age group, sex and by area of usual residence.