Main points from latest release
The provisional number of deaths registered in England and Wales in the week ending 31 January 2020 (week 5) was 11,612; this represents a decrease of 244 deaths registered in comparison with the previous week (week 4).
The average number of deaths for the corresponding week over the previous five years was 12,206.
Moveable public holidays, when register offices are closed, affect the number of registrations made in the published weeks and in the corresponding weeks in previous years.
The table includes number of deaths for which the underlying cause was coded to respiratory diseases as defined in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems Tenth Revision (ICD-10), as well as age group, sex and by area of usual residence.
For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to mortality statistics, please see our User guide to mortality statistics.
There is an interactive mapping tool which enables trends in mortality to be analysed at the local level.
For mortality data for other UK countries please see statistics on deaths in Scotland and statistics on deaths in Northern Ireland.