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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 Week 40, 10,807 deaths were registered in England and Wales; this was 297 more deaths than the previous week (Week 39) and 13.1% above the five-year average (1,252 more deaths).
  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 8 October 2021 (Week 40) was 10,064; this was 231 more deaths than the previous week (Week 39) and 12.5% above the five-year average (1,122 more deaths).
  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 8 October 2021 (Week 40) was 717; this was 64 more deaths than the previous week (Week 39) and 22.1% above the five-year average (130 more deaths).
  • Of the deaths registered in Week 40 in England and Wales, 666 mentioned "novel coronavirus (COVID-19)", accounting for 6.2% of all deaths; this was a decrease compared with Week 39 (783 deaths).
  • The number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England decreased to 582 in Week 40, compared with 715 in Week 39; for Wales, deaths involving COVID-19 increased to 81 in Week 40, compared with 64 in Week 39.
  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 8 October 2021 was 12,490, which was 1,597 more than the five-year average; of deaths registered in the UK in Week 40, 820 involved COVID-19, which was 154 fewer than in Week 39.

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.