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  • Release date:
    23 November 2021
  • Next release:
    1 December 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

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

  • In the week ending 12 November 2021 (Week 45), 12,050 deaths were registered in England and Wales; this was 500 more deaths than the previous week (Week 44) and 16.6% above the five-year average (1,719 more deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 12 November 2021 (Week 45) was 11,305; this was 577 more than the previous week (Week 44) and 16.8% above the five-year average (1,630 more deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 12 November 2021 (Week 45) was 725; this was 72 fewer deaths than the previous week (Week 44) and 16.0% above the five-year average (100 more deaths).

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 45 in England and Wales, 1,020 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 8.5% of all deaths; this was an increase in the number of deaths compared with Week 44 (995 deaths, 8.6% of all deaths).

  • The number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England increased to 943 in Week 45, compared with 892 in Week 44; for Wales, deaths involving COVID-19 decreased to 75 in Week 45, compared with 98 in Week 44.

  • 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 12 November 2021 was 1,002,127 in England and Wales; of these, 939,390 were recorded in England, with 61,432 recorded in Wales.

  • From the week ending 13 March 2020 to the week ending 12 November 2021, the number of excess deaths above the five-year average in England and Wales was 125,909; of these, 120,738 were recorded in England, with 6,396 recorded in Wales.

  • In Week 45 in England and Wales, the number of deaths was above the five-year average in private homes (38.0% above, 941 excess deaths), hospitals (13.8 % above, 654 excess deaths) and care homes (6.4% above, 148 excess deaths), but was below the five-year average in other settings (3.1% below, 26 fewer deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 12 November 2021 was 13,780, which was 2,047 more than the five-year average; of the deaths registered in the UK in Week 45, 1,197 involved COVID-19, which was 3 more than in Week 44.

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.