Examines death registrations not involving coronavirus (COVID-19), to understand the apparent increase in deaths compared to the previous five-year average for deaths in the same weeks. Explores explanations for why a greater number of deaths not involving COVID-19 are observed.

Publications

Changes to this release date

  • Previous date:
    29 May 2020
    Reason for change:
    Publication has been delayed a further week to improve quality assurance, and ensure the key messages are suitably clear.
  • Previous date:
    22 May 2020
    Reason for change:
    Publication has been delayed one week to improve quality assurance, and to ensure consistency with other ONS mortality releases.