Correction

21 September 2021

The figures for deaths involving COVID-19 in Week 36 for females have been updated. Previously males and females had the same data. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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  • Release date:
    21 September 2021
  • Next release:
    28 September 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

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

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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

  • The number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 10 September 2021 was affected by the Summer Bank Holiday that occurred in the previous week (Week 35), it is likely that more deaths were registered than we would normally expect due to less deaths being registered in the previous week.

  • In Week 36, 11,035 deaths were registered in England and Wales; this was 2,238 more deaths than the previous week (Week 35) and 20.2% above the five-year average (1,853 more deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 10 September 2021 (Week 36) was 10,352; this was 2,118 more deaths than the previous week (Week 35) and 20.3% above the five-year average (1,748 more deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 10 September 2021 (Week 36) was 667; this was 125 more deaths than the previous week (Week 35) and 20.8% above the five-year average (115 more deaths).

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 36 in England and Wales, 857 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 7.8% of all deaths; this was an increase compared with Week 35 (659 deaths).

  • The number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England increased to 786 in Week 36 compared with 632 in Week 35; for Wales, deaths involving COVID-19 increased to 65 in Week 36 compared with 25 in Week 35.

  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 10 September 2021 was 12,503, which was 2,057 more than the five-year average; of deaths registered in the UK in Week 36,994 involved COVID-19, that is, 213 more than in Week 35.

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.