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ONS release data showing that 8,758 deaths mention COVID-19 for week ending 17 April 2020

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The Office of National Statistics (ONS) have released data for all deaths during the week ending 17 April 2020. (week 16)

This is data for all deaths, both within a hospital and in the community.

A death is attributed to COVID-19 if it is suspected and even if there is another underlying condition.

  • Deaths for week ending 17 April 2020 (Week 16) was 22,351
  • An increase of 3,835 deaths registered compared with the previous week
  • 11,854 more than the five-year average
  • The highest weekly total recorded since comparable figures begin in 1993.
  • 8,758 mentioned “novel coronavirus (COVID-19)”, which is 39.2% of all deaths; this compares with 6,213 (33.6% of all deaths) in Week 15.
  • Number of overall deaths in care homes  was 7,316; this is 2,389 higher than Week 15, almost double the number in Week 14 and almost triple the number in Week 13.
Week EndingUK deathsAverage UK deaths, previous 5 yearsCovid-19 mentioned in death
3 Jan 2012,25412,1750
10 Jan 2014,05813,8220
17 Jan 2012,99013,2160
24 Jan 2011,85612,7600
31 Jan 2011,61212,2060
7 Feb 2010,98611,9250
14 Feb 2010,94411,6270
21 Feb 2010,84111,5480
28 Feb 2010,81611,1830
6 Mar 2010,89511,4980
13 Mar 2011,01911,2055
20 Mar 2010,64510,573103
3 Apr 2016,38710,3053,475
10 Apr 2018,51610,5206,213
17 Apr 2022,35110,4978,758






Week number141516
Week ended03-Apr-2010-Apr-2017-Apr-20
UK deaths involving COVID-19, all ages3,8016,8879,496
England3,3305,8998,335
Wales134304409
Scotland282608651
Northern Ireland5576101
 
Deaths involving COVID-19 by age
Persons – UK
Deaths by age group
Under 1 year000
01-14002
15-444978104
45-644468051020
65-7470112191526
75-841,35124653091
85+1,25423203753
Males – GB
Deaths by age group
Under 1 year000
01-14000
15-44254962
45-64284526669
65-744667921006
75-8485015421846
85+65712521807
Females-GB
Deaths by age group
Under 1 year000
01-14002
15-44222841
45-64159277342
65-74227410509
75-844878911,208
85+5801,0441,903


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