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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.