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  • Release date:
    27 July 2021
  • Next release:
    3 August 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 16 July 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

  • There were 9,697 deaths in England and Wales registered in the week ending 16 July 2021 (Week 28); this was 55 fewer deaths than the previous week (Week 27) and 4.8% above the five-year average (447 more deaths).
  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 16 July 2021 (Week 28) was 9,120; this was 28 more deaths than the previous week (Week 27) and 5.5% above the five-year average (472 more deaths).
  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 16 July 2021 (Week 28) was 563; this was 76 fewer deaths than the previous week (Week 27) and 2.6% below the five-year average (15 fewer deaths).
  • Of the deaths registered in Week 28 in England and Wales, 218 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 2.2% of all deaths; this was an increase compared with Week 27 (183 deaths).
  • The number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England increased to 213 in Week 28 compared with 176 in Week 27; for Wales, deaths involving COVID-19 increased slightly to 4 in Week 28 compared with 3 in Week 27.
  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 16 July 2021 was 11,053, which was 514 more than the five-year average; of deaths registered in the UK in Week 28, 268 involved COVID-19, that is, 51 more than in Week 27.

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.