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Important notes and usage information

  • There were 9,697 deaths in England and Wales registered in the week ending 16 July 2021 (Week 28); this was 55 fewer deaths than the previous week (Week 27) and 4.8% above the five-year average (447 more deaths).
  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 16 July 2021 (Week 28) was 9,120; this was 28 more deaths than the previous week (Week 27) and 5.5% above the five-year average (472 more deaths).
  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 16 July 2021 (Week 28) was 563; this was 76 fewer deaths than the previous week (Week 27) and 2.6% below the five-year average (15 fewer deaths).
  • Of the deaths registered in Week 28 in England and Wales, 218 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 2.2% of all deaths; this was an increase compared with Week 27 (183 deaths).
  • The number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England increased to 213 in Week 28 compared with 176 in Week 27; for Wales, deaths involving COVID-19 increased slightly to 4 in Week 28 compared with 3 in Week 27.
  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 16 July 2021 was 11,053, which was 514 more than the five-year average; of deaths registered in the UK in Week 28, 268 involved COVID-19, that is, 51 more than in Week 27.

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.