Weekly number of deaths in England and Wales 2020

In the week ending June 26, 2020 there were over 8.9 thousand deaths registered in England and Wales, around 360 fewer than in the previous week, and below the average for this corresponding week between 2014 and 2019. The sharp increase in deaths in April 2020 can be attributed to the excess deaths which were caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus in the UK

The first cases of Coronavirus in the United Kingdom were recorded on January 31, 2020, but it was not until a month later that cases began to rise exponentially. By March 5, there were more than 100 cases, rising to one thousand nine days later and passing 10 thousand cumulative cases by March 26. At the height of the pandemic in late April and early May there were around 6 thousand new cases being recorded daily.

How many deaths have there been?

As of June 3, 2020, there have been over 39 thousand confirmed deaths caused by COVID-19 in the UK, yet the true death toll from the virus is certain to be much higher. By May 22, 2020 there have been over 51 thousand more deaths in England and Wales than the average for the corresponding week between 2014 and 2019.

Weekly number of deaths in England and Wales from week ending January 3, 2020 to week ending June 26, 2020

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Source

Release date

July 2020

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

December 28, 2019 to June 26, 2020

Supplementary notes

*Average number of deaths in UK for the corresponding week in the previous five years (2014-2019)

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