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 the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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2021: up to week ending 23 April 2021

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2020: up to week ending 1 January 2021

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2019: up to week ending 27 December 2019

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2018: up to week ending 28 December 2018

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2017: up to week ending 29 December 2017

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2016: up to week ending 30 December 2016

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2015: up to week ending 1 January 2016

2014: up to week ending 26 December 2014

2013: up to week ending 27 December 2013

2012: up to week ending 28 December 2012

2011: up to week ending 30 December 2011

2010: 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 23 April 2021 (Week 16) was 9,941; this was 497 fewer deaths than the previous week (Week 15) and 5.3% below the five-year average (556 deaths fewer).
  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 23 April 2021 (Week 16) was 9,312; this was 470 fewer deaths than in the previous week (Week 15) and 4.9% below the five-year average (475 deaths fewer).
  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 23 April 2021 (Week 16) was 616; this was 28 fewer deaths than in the previous week (Week 15) and 6.8% below the five-year average (45 deaths fewer).
  • We estimate that the number of deaths actually occurring (rather than registered) in Week 16 in England and Wales was between 8,547 and 10,718.
  • Of the deaths registered in Week 16 in England and Wales, 260 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)” accounting for 2.6% of all deaths, a decrease of 102 deaths compared with Week 15 (3.5% of all deaths).
  • The number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England decreased to 244 in Week 16 compared with 346 in Week 15; for Wales the number remained the same with 14 deaths in both Week 15 and Week 16.
  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 23 April 2021 was 11,349, which was 499 fewer than the five-year average; of deaths registered in the UK in Week 16, 290 involved COVID-19, that is, 112 lower than in Week 15.

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.