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Important notes and usage information

  • The number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 19 February 2021 (Week 7) was 13,809; this was 1,545 fewer deaths than in the previous week (Week 6).

  • In Week 7, the number of deaths registered in England and Wales was 18.8% above the five-year average (2,182 deaths higher).

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 7 in England and Wales, 4,079 mentioned "novel coronavirus (COVID-19)"; a decrease of 1,612 deaths compared with Week 6.

  • In Week 7, deaths involving COVID-19 accounted for 29.5% of all deaths in England and Wales, compared with 37.1% in Week 6.

  • Of the 4,079 deaths involving COVID-19 in Week 7 in England and Wales, 3,495 had this recorded as the underlying cause of death (85.7%).

  • Of the 3,430 deaths that involved Influenza and Pneumonia, 292 had this recorded as the underlying cause of death (8.5%).

  • In England, the total number of registered deaths decreased from 14,572 (Week 6) to 12,995 (Week 7); all English regions had a higher number of deaths than the five-year average for the 15th week in a row.

  • In Week 7, the number of registered deaths involving COVID-19 decreased in all English regions compared with Week 6, with the South East of England recording the largest decrease of 338 deaths.

  • In Wales, the total number of registered deaths in Week 7 was 65 higher than the five-year average but within the range of 2015 to 2019 deaths for Week 7; total deaths in Wales have increased by 27 in Week 7.

  • In Wales, the number of registered deaths involving COVID-19 decreased from 216 (Week 6) to 179 (Week 7).

  • We estimate that the number of deaths actually occurring (rather than registered) in Week 7 in England and Wales was between 11,989 and 14,831.

  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 19 February 2021 was 15,577, which was 2,374 higher than the five-year average; of deaths registered in the UK in Week 7, 4,447 deaths involved COVID-19, that is, 1,668 lower than in Week 6.

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.