Correction

06 January 2022

Due to an issue with our automated coding system, a number of deaths from week 51 were not cause coded until after the cut-off date for weekly deaths. The numbers have now been updated.

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

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    Cyswllt:
  • Dyddiad y datganiad:
    11 January 2022
  • Cyhoeddiad nesaf:
    18 January 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 the 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

Nodiadau pwysig a gwybodaeth ynghylch defnyddio

  • In the week ending 31 December 2021 (Week 52), 8,477 deaths were registered in England and Wales; this was 4,536 fewer deaths than the previous week (Week 51) and 6.6% above the five-year average (523 more deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 31 December 2021 (Week 52) was 7,906; this was 4,249 fewer deaths than the previous week (Week 51) and 6.5% above the five-year average (485 more deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 31 December 2021 (Week 52) was 559; this was 269 fewer deaths than the previous week (Week 51) and 7.9% above the five-year average (41 more deaths).

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 52 in England and Wales, 582 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 6.9% of all deaths; this was a decrease in the number of deaths compared with Week 51 (852 deaths, 6.5% of all deaths).

  • The number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England decreased to 557 in Week 52, compared with 797 in Week 51; for Wales, deaths involving COVID-19 decreased to 24 in Week 52, compared with 49 in Week 51.

  • 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 31 December 2021 was 1,083,166 in England and Wales; of these, 1,015,137 were recorded in England and 66,592 were recorded in Wales.

  • From the week ending 13 March 2020 to the week ending 31 December 2021, the number of excess deaths above the five-year average in England and Wales was 134,914; of these, 129,178 were recorded in England and 6,991 were recorded in Wales.

  • In Week 52 in England and Wales, the number of deaths was above the five-year average in private homes (29.7% above, 529 excess deaths) and hospitals (1.0% above, 36 excess deaths), but below the five-year average in care homes (1.0% below, 16 fewer deaths) and other settings (4.2% below, 27 fewer deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 31 December 2021 was 9,796, which was 5.4% above the five-year average (501 more deaths); of the deaths registered in the UK in Week 52, 640 involved COVID-19, which was 295 fewer than in Week 51 (for a full breakdown of UK deaths registered in Week 51 and 52 please see the accompanying dataset).

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.