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Due to an issue with our automated coding system, a number of deaths from week 51 were not cause coded until after the cut-off date for weekly deaths. The numbers have now been updated. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.
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The figures for deaths involving COVID-19 in Week 36 for females have been updated. Previously males and females had the same data. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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Important notes and usage information

  • In the week ending 20 January 2023 (Week 3), 15,804 deaths were registered in England and Wales; this was 11.0% above the five-year average (1,568 excess deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 20 January 2023 (Week 3) was 14,798; this was 10.7% above the five-year average (1,433 excess deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 20 January 2023 (Week 3) was 974; this was 15.3% above the five-year average (129 excess deaths).

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 3 in England and Wales, 781 mentioned "novel coronavirus (COVID-19)", accounting for 4.9% of all deaths; this was 141 fewer deaths, with "novel coronavirus (COVID-19)" mentioned, compared with the previous week.

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 3 in England, 711 mentioned "novel coronavirus (COVID-19)", accounting for 4.8% of all deaths; in Wales, 69 deaths mentioned "novel coronavirus (COVID-19)", accounting for 7.1% of all deaths.

  • Of the 781 deaths involving COVID-19 in Week 3, 72.0% (562 deaths) had this recorded as the underlying cause of death, which was a marginally higher proportion when compared with Week 2 (70.9%).

  • 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 20 January 2023 1,708,216 in England and Wales; of these, 1,600,156 were recorded in England and 105,386 were recorded in Wales.

  • From the week ending 13 March 2020 to the week ending 20 January 2023, the number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England and Wales was 196,220, of these, 184,443 were recorded in England and 11,443 were recorded in Wales.

  • From the week ending 13 March 2020 to the week ending 20 January 2023, the number of excess deaths above the five-year average in England and Wales was 175,854, of these, 167,855 were recorded in England and 9,244 were recorded in Wales.

  • The number of deaths was above the five-year average in private homes (28.7% above, 970 excess deaths), other settings (12.6% above, 114 excess deaths), care homes (12.1% above; 375 excess deaths) and hospitals (1.6% above, 108 excess deaths) in Week 3 in England and Wales.

  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 20 January 2023 (Week 3) was 17,912, which was 11.6% above the five-year average (1,864 excess deaths); of these deaths, 881 involved COVID-19.