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  • Release date:
    26 October 2021
  • Next release:
    2 November 2021

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

2021 edition of this dataset

Previous versions of this data are available.

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

Previous versions of this data are available.

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

Previous versions of this data are available.

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

Previous versions of this data are available.

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

Previous versions of this data are available.

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

Previous versions of this data are available.

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 15 October 2021 (Week 41), 11,177 deaths were registered in England and Wales; this was 370 more deaths than the previous week (Week 40) and 13.9% above the five-year average (1,366 more deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 15 October 2021 (Week 41) was 10,438; this was 374 more deaths than the previous week (Week 40) and 13.9% above the five-year average (1,270 more deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 15 October 2021 (Week 41) was 719; this was 2 more deaths than the previous week (Week 40) and 16.9% above the five-year average (104 more deaths).

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 41 in England and Wales, 713 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 6.4% of all deaths; this was an increase compared with Week 40 (666 deaths).

  • The number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England increased to 640 in Week 41, compared with 582 in Week 40; for Wales, deaths involving COVID-19 decreased to 71 in Week 41, compared with 81 in Week 40.

  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 15 October 2021 was 12,845, which was 1,660 more than the five-year average; of deaths registered in the UK in Week 41, 890 involved COVID-19, which was 65 more than in Week 40.

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.