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  • Release date:
    28 June 2022
  • Next release:
    5 July 2022

About this Dataset

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 coronavirus (COVID-19).

Edition in this dataset

2022 edition of this dataset

Previous versions of this data are available.

2021 edition of this dataset up to week ending 31 December 2021

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2020 edition of this dataset up to week ending 1 January 2021

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2019 edition of this dataset up to week ending 27 December 2019

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2018 edition of this dataset up to week ending 28 December 2018

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2017 edition of this dataset up to week ending 29 December 2017

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2016 edition of this dataset up to week ending 30 December 2016

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2015 edition of this dataset up to week ending 1 January 2016

2014 edition of this dataset up to week ending 26 December 2014

2013 edition of this dataset up to week ending 27 December 2013

2012 edition of this dataset up to week ending 28 December 2012

2011 edition of this dataset up to week ending 30 December 2011

2010 edition of this dataset up to week ending 31 December 2010

Important notes and usage information

  • In the week ending 17 June 2022 (Week 24), 10,844 deaths were registered in England and Wales; this was 15.4% above the five-year average (1,444 excess deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 17 June 2022 (Week 24) was 10,162; this was 15.5% above the five-year average (1,365 excess deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 17 June 2022 (Week 24) was 658; this was 13.1% above the five-year average (76 excess deaths).

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 24 in England and Wales, 264 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 2.4% of all deaths; this was 20 fewer deaths, with “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)” mentioned compared with the previous week.

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 24 in England, 246 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 2.4% of all deaths; in Wales, 16 deaths mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 2.4% of all deaths.

  • Of the 264 deaths involving COVID-19 in Week 24, 61.0% (161 deaths) had this recorded as the underlying cause of death, an increase from 58.1% in Week 23.

  • 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 17 June 2022 was 1,351,163 in England and Wales; of these, 1,266,007 were recorded in England and 83,256 were recorded in Wales.

  • From the week ending 13 March 2020 to the week ending 17 June 2022, the number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England and Wales was 179,982; of these, 169,283 were recorded in England and 10,405 were recorded in Wales.

  • From the week ending 13 March 2020 to the week ending 17 June 2022, the number of excess deaths above the five-year average in England and Wales was 136,375; of these, 130,673 were recorded in England and 7,010 were recorded in Wales.

  • In Week 24 in England and Wales, the number of deaths was above the five-year average in private homes (29.4% above, 715 excess deaths), hospitals (10.1% above, 434 excess deaths deaths) and care homes (15.9% above, 300 excess deaths), but below the five-year average in other settings (0.7% below, 6 fewer deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 17 June 2022 (Week 24) was 12,320, which was 15.3% above the five-year average (1,632 excess deaths); of these deaths, 309 involved COVID-19, which was 26 fewer than in Week 23.