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).

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2021

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2020: up to week ending 1 January 2021

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2019: up to week ending 27 December 2019

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2018: up to week ending 28 December 2018

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2017: up to week ending 29 December 2017

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2016: up to week ending 30 December 2016

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2015: up to week ending 1 January 2016

2014: up to week ending 26 December 2014

2013: up to week ending 27 December 2013

2012: up to week ending 28 December 2012

2011: up to week ending 30 December 2011

2010: up to week ending 31 December 2010

Important notes and usage information

  • The number of deaths registered in England and Wales was affected by the Spring Bank Holiday, with 7,778 deaths registered in the week ending 4 June 2021 (Week 22); this was 1,850 fewer deaths than the previous week (Week 21) and 4.8% below the five-year average (393 fewer deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in England in the week ending 4 June 2021 (Week 22) was 7,302; this was 1,704 fewer deaths than the previous week (Week 21) and 4.0% below the five-year average (305 fewer deaths).

  • The number of deaths registered in Wales in the week ending 4 June 2021 (Week 22) was 464; this was 146 fewer deaths than the previous week (Week 21) and 15.0% below the five-year average (82 fewer deaths).

  • We estimate that the number of deaths actually occurring (rather than registered) in Week 22 in England and Wales was between 6,987 and 8,976.

  • Of the deaths registered in Week 22 in England and Wales, 98 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, accounting for 1.3% of all deaths; this was an increase compared with Week 21 (95 deaths).

  • The number of deaths involving COVID-19 in England increased to 96 in Week 22 compared with 92 in Week 21; for Wales, deaths decreased to 2 in Week 22 compared with 3 in Week 21.

  • The number of deaths registered in the UK in the week ending 4 June 2021 was 9,111, which was 348 fewer than the five-year average; of deaths registered in the UK in Week 22, 108 involved COVID-19, that is, 2 more than in Week 21.

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.