Official Statistics

Weekly all-cause mortality surveillance: 2018 to 2019

How the actual number and type of death registrations in England and Wales compare to predictions for each week.

Documents

Weekly all-cause mortality surveillance week 42 (2018) report

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Weekly all-cause mortality surveillance week 41 (2018) report

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Public Health England’s (PHE’s) weekly all-cause mortality surveillance helps to detect and report significant weekly excess mortality (deaths) above normal seasonal levels. This report doesn’t assess general trends in death rates or link excess death figures to particular factors.

Excess mortality is defined as a significant number of deaths reported over that expected for a given week in the year, allowing for weekly variation in the number of deaths. PHE investigates any spikes seen which may inform public health actions.

Reports are published weekly in the winter season (October to May) and fortnightly during the summer months (June to September).

This page includes reports published between 11 October 2018 to the present.

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Published 11 October 2018
Last updated 18 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added report for week 42, 2018 with data up to week 41.
  2. First published.