Corrections and notices

Corrections

22 April 2020

Please note historical data within the “Covid-19 - Weekly occurrences tab” has been updated.

01 July 2020

The main points presented below the tables have been updated to represent Week 25.

Notices

14 April 2020

Please note the “COVID-19 Place of occurrence” tab has been updated to include place of death by week tables as well as year to date tables

21 April 2020

These are our most up-to-date and timely figures for deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) registered in England and Wales. More detailed commentary is available in the Death registered weekly in England and Wales, provisional bulletin.

This is an accredited National Statistic. Click for information about types of official statistics.
Cyswllt:
Sarah Caul
Dyddiad y datganiad:
11 August 2020
Cyhoeddiad nesaf:
18 August 2020

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 the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Main points from latest release

  • The number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 31 July 2020 (Week 31) was 8,946; this was 55 more deaths than in Week 30.

  • In Week 31, the number of deaths registered was 1.0% below the five-year average (90 deaths fewer); this is the seventh consecutive week that deaths have been below the five-year average.

  • The number of deaths in care homes, hospitals and other communal establishments remained below the five-year average in Week 31, while the number of deaths in private homes continued to be higher than the five-year average (676 more deaths).

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 31, 193 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, the lowest number of deaths involving COVID-19 in the last 19 weeks and a 11.1% decrease compared with Week 30 (217 deaths), accounting for 2.2% of all deaths in England and Wales.

  • The number of deaths involving COVID-19 decreased across the majority of the English regions, while five regions had fewer overall deaths than the five-year average.

  • In Wales, the total number of deaths remained below the five-year average (41 deaths) for Week 31, while the number of deaths involving COVID-19 increased to 10 deaths (from seven deaths in Week 30).

  • Of all deaths involving COVID-19 registered up to Week 31, 63.4% occurred in hospital with the remainder mainly occurring in care homes (29.7%), private homes (4.7%) and hospices (1.4%).

  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 31 July 2020 (Week 31) was 10,242, which was 42 deaths fewer than the five-year average; of the deaths registered in the UK in Week 31, 201 deaths involved COVID-19.

Notes

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.