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  • Release date:
    24 January 2023
  • Next release:
    31 January 2023

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

2023 edition of this dataset

Previous versions of this data are available.

2022 edition of this dataset up to week ending 30 December 2022

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2021 edition of this dataset up to week ending 31 December 2021

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2020 edition of this dataset up to week ending 1 January 2021

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2019 edition of this dataset up to week ending 27 December 2019

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2018 edition of this dataset up to week ending 28 December 2018

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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

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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 13 January 2023 (Week 2), 17,381 deaths were registered in England and Wales; this was 19.5% above the five-year average (2,837 excess deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 13 January 2023 (Week 2) was 16,158; this was 18.8% above the five-year average (2,561 excess deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 13 January 2023 (Week 2) was 1,183; this was 28.7% above the five-year average (264 excess deaths).

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 2 in England and Wales, 922 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 5.3% of all deaths; this was 183 more deaths, with “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)” mentioned, compared with the previous week.

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 2 in England, 849 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 5.3% of all deaths; in Wales, 70 deaths mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 5.9% of all deaths.

  • Of the 922 deaths involving COVID-19 in Week 2, 70.9% (654 deaths) had this recorded as the underlying cause of death, which was a marginally lower proportion when compared with Week 1 (72.0%).

  • 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 13 January 2023 1,692,412 in England and Wales; of these, 1,585,338 were recorded in England and 104,411 were recorded in Wales.

  • From the week ending 13 March 2020 to the week ending 13 January 2023, the number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England and Wales was 195,439, of these, 183,731 were recorded in England and 11,374 were recorded in Wales.

  • From the week ending 13 March 2020 to the week ending 13 January 2023, the number of excess deaths above the five-year average in England and Wales was 174,287, of these, 166,401 were recorded in England and 9,114 were recorded in Wales.

  • The number of deaths was above the five-year average in private homes (31.5% above, 1,082 excess deaths), hospitals (11.1% above, 794 excess deaths), care homes (27.6% above; 855 excess deaths) and other settings (12.0% above, 106 excess deaths) in Week 2 in England and Wales.

  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 13 January 2023 (Week 2) was 19,916, which was 20.4% above the five-year average (3,377 excess deaths); of these deaths, 1,059 involved COVID-19.