Mortality statistics on deaths registered by age, sex and underlying cause of deaths, and other information collected at the time of registration. Includes latest data and analysis on deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19).
There were 33,841 deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) that occurred between 1 March and 30 April 2020 registered up to 5 May 2020 in England and Wales; of these, 32,143 (95.0%) had COVID-19 assigned as the underlying cause of death.
To put the number of deaths due to COVID-19 into context, the 32,143 deaths that had been registered up to 5 May 2020 are equivalent to the third highest cause of death for the whole of 2018 (the most recent year data are published for): chronic lower respiratory diseases with 32,355 deaths.
Taking into account the age structure of the population, the rate of deaths in the period due to COVID-19 was 587.4 per 100,000 persons in England compared with 480.8 per 100,000 persons in Wales.
In 2018, there were 6,507 suicides registered in the UK, an age-standardised rate of 11.2 deaths per 100,000 population; the latest rate is significantly higher than that in 2017 and represents the first increase since 2013.
Three-quarters of registered deaths in 2018 were among men (4,903 deaths), which has been the case since the mid-1990s.
The UK male suicide rate of 17.2 deaths per 100,000 represents a significant increase from the rate in 2017; for females, the UK rate was 5.4 deaths per 100,000, consistent with the rates over the past 10 years.
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).
Provisional counts of the number of deaths registered in England and Wales, including deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19), by age, sex and region, in the latest weeks for which data are available.