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Incorrect data for Northern Ireland and the UK was published in the 'Covid-19 - Daily occurrences' tab. This has now been updated, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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The number of death involving COVID-19 for Scotland was incorrectly published as 222 instead of 224. This has been updated in figure 8 and the reference tables, along with the UK figures.
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Please note historical data within the "Covid-19 - Weekly occurrences tab" has been updated.
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Important notes and usage information

  • In the week ending 6 May 2022 (Week 18), 9,941 deaths were registered in England and Wales; this was 4.7% above the five-year average (447 excess deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 6 May 2022 (Week 18) was 9,336; this was 5.3% above the five-year average (472 excess deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 6 May 2022 (Week 18) was 591; this was 3.1% below the five-year average (19 fewer deaths than expected).

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 18 in England and Wales, 735 mentioned "novel coronavirus (COVID-19)", accounting for 7.4% of all deaths; this was a decrease of 390 fewer deaths, with "novel coronavirus (COVID-19)" mentioned compared with the previous week.

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 18 in England, 690 mentioned "novel coronavirus (COVID-19)", accounting for 7.4% of all deaths; in Wales, 45 deaths mentioned "novel coronavirus (COVID-19)", accounting for 7.6% of all deaths.

  • Of the 735 deaths involving COVID-19, 64.5% (474 deaths) had this recorded as the underlying cause of death in Week 18, compared with 65.8% in Week 17.

  • 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 6 May 2022 was 1,287,313 in England and Wales; of these, 1,206,280 were recorded in England and 79,268 were recorded in Wales.

  • From the week ending 13 March 2020 to the week ending 6 May 2022, the number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England and Wales was 177,395; of these, 166,848 were recorded in England and 10,257 were recorded in Wales.

  • From the week ending 13 March 2020 to the week ending 6 May 2022, the number of excess deaths above the five-year average in England and Wales was 129,808; of these, 124,538 were recorded in England and 6,599 were recorded in Wales.

  • In Week 18 in England and Wales, the number of deaths was above the five-year average in private homes (21.9% above, 510 excess deaths) and care homes (1.8% above, 35 excess deaths), and below the five-year average in hospitals (0.1% below, 6 fewer excess deaths), and other settings (11.5% below, 91 fewer excess deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 6 May 2022 (Week 18) was 11,307, which was 4.7% above the five-year average (505 excess deaths); of these deaths, 836 involved COVID-19, which was 412 less than in Week 17.