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Important notes and usage information

  • In the week ending 5 August 2022 (Week 31), 10,698 deaths were registered in England and Wales; this was 14.4% above the five-year average (1,350 excess deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 5 August 2022 (Week 31) was 10,020; this was 14.7% above the five-year average (1,285 excess deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 5 August 2022 (Week 31) was 664; this was 12.5% above the five-year average (74 excess deaths).

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 31 in England and Wales, 723 mentioned "novel coronavirus (COVID-19)", accounting for 6.8% of all deaths; this was 87 fewer deaths, with "novel coronavirus (COVID-19)" mentioned compared with the previous week.

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 31 in England, 682 mentioned "novel coronavirus (COVID-19)", accounting for 6.8% of all deaths; in Wales, 39 deaths mentioned "novel coronavirus (COVID-19)", accounting for 5.9% of all deaths.

  • Of the 723 deaths involving COVID-19 in England and Wales in Week 31, 64.9% (469 deaths) had this recorded as the underlying cause of death, a decrease from 65.6% in Week 30.

  • 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 5 August 2022 was 1,425,797 in England and Wales; of these, 1,336,011 were recorded in England and 87,708 were recorded in Wales.

  • From the week ending 13 March 2020 to the week ending 5 August 2022, the number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England and Wales was 184,067, of these, 173,104 were recorded in England and 10,654 were recorded in Wales.

  • From the week ending 13 March 2020 to the week ending 5 August 2022, the number of excess deaths above the five-year average in England and Wales was 145,802 of these, 139,657 were recorded in England and 7,426 were recorded in Wales.

  • In Week 31 in England and Wales, the number of deaths was above the five-year average in private homes (28.1% above, 681 excess deaths), hospitals (13.5% above, 565 excess deaths) and care homes (6.0% above, 117 excess deaths), but below the five-year average in other settings (1.6% below, 13 fewer deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 5 August 2022 (Week 31) was 12,126, which was 13.9% above the five-year average (1,480 excess deaths); of these deaths, 799 involved COVID-19, which was 124 fewer than in Week 30.