In the week ending 5 August 2022 (Week 31), 10,698 deaths were registered in England and Wales; 723 of these deaths mentioned "novel coronavirus (COVID-19)", accounting for 6.8% of all deaths.
This is a decrease compared with the week ending 29 July 2022 (Week 30), when the number of all-cause deaths registered was 11,013; COVID-19 accounted for 810 of these deaths (7.4%), a higher proportion than the latest week.
Of the 723 deaths involving COVID-19 in Week 31, 64.9% (469 deaths) had this recorded as the underlying cause of death, a decrease from 65.6% in Week 30.
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).
An explanation of the impacts the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had on the output and expenditure structures of the UK economy over this period. These affect how we compile volume estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) through chain-linking. Includes proposed changes we will be making to Blue Book 2022 in response to these impacts.