COVID-19 Daily Deaths

This section contains information on deaths of patients who have died in hospitals in England and had either tested positive for COVID-19 or where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. All deaths are recorded against the date of death rather than the date the deaths were announced.

As from 14th May 2021 the daily file will be published every weekday, rather than every day. The daily files for Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays will be published retrospectively on the following Monday or the day following the bank holiday. The daily file contains all reported deaths in the 24-hour time period to 4pm the day before the daily publication date. The Total file contains all reported deaths.

From Tuesday 28 April 2020, NHS England and NHS Improvement started to report the number of patient deaths where there has been no COVID-19 positive test result, but where COVID-19 is documented as a direct or underlying cause of death on part 1 or part 2 of the death certification process.   This change has been introduced for deaths that occurred on 24th April and subsequently and is shown separately in the region data table only. When making comparisons over time these figures should not be included.

Interpretation of the figures should take into account the fact that totals by date of death are likely to be updated in future releases for more recent dates. For example, a positive result for COVID-19 may occur days after confirmation of death. Cases are only included in the data when the positive COVID-19 test result is received, or death certificate confirmed with COVID-19 mentioned. This results in a lag between a given date of death and exhaustive daily death figures for that day.

These figures will be updated each weekday and include confirmed death cases reported at 4pm the previous day. Confirmation of COVID-19 diagnosis, death notification, death certificates and reporting in central figures can take up to several days and the hospitals providing the data are under significant operational pressure. This means that the totals reported at 4pm on each day may not include all deaths that occurred on that day or on recent prior days.

These figures do not include deaths outside hospital, such as those in care homes. This approach makes it possible to compile deaths data on a daily basis using up to date figures.

These statistics have been produced quickly in response to developing world events. The Office for Statistics Regulation, on behalf of the UK Statistics Authority, has reviewed them against several key aspects of the Code of Practice for Statistics and regards them as consistent with the Code’s pillars of Trustworthiness, Quality and Value

NOTE: As part of a continual process to improve the quality and accuracy of the dataset recording COVID-19 -related deaths in English hospitals, revisions may be made to historic data included in each day’s publication.  As a result, the data available is improved. An example of a revision may be where a death is reported to NHS England where no positive COVID-19 test result is recorded by the hospital trust, but where COVID-19 is later recorded on the death certificate.  In this type of circumstance, a positive COVID-19 test result may be received subsequently, and the record would therefore be revised.

Data Notes

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Frequently Asked Questions

COVID 19 Daily Deaths – Frequently Asked Questions

CPNS user guide

A guide for providers on how to submit data to the COVID-19 Patient Notification System (CPNS) can be found here:

CPNS User Guide 20210811

Other sources of data

Some information on the different methodologies used to report on COVID-19 deaths by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has been made available by the the ONS and can be accessed via the link below:

https://www.ons.gov.uk/news/statementsandletters/thedifferentusesoffiguresondeathsfromcovid19publishedbydhscandtheons

Data

COVID-19 all announced deaths

The total announced file is updated daily on weekdays (excluding bank holidays) and contains information on the deaths of patients who have died in hospitals in England and either tested positive for COVID-19 or where no positive test result was received for COVID-19, but COVID-19 was mentioned on their death certificate.  All deaths are recorded against the date of death rather than the day the deaths were announced. This file contains breakdowns by region, age group and NHS trust for those who tested positive for COVID-19. This file also contains a breakdown by region for those where no positive result was received, but COVID-19 was mentioned on their death certificate.

COVID 19 total announced deaths 01 December 2021

The weekly announced file is updated on a weekly basis and contains information on the deaths of patients who have died in hospitals in England and tested positive for COVID-19. This file contains breakdowns by ethnicity, gender and age group, presence of a pre-existing condition and age group, and certain pre-existing conditions.

COVID 19 total announced deaths 25 November 2021 – weekly file

COVID-19 total announced deaths – weekly file archive

COVID-19 daily announced deaths

The daily announced files below are available daily from 2 April 2020 and contains information on the deaths announced that day of patients who have died in hospitals in England and either tested positive for COVID-19 or where no positive test result was received for COVID-19, but COVID-19 was mentioned on their death certificate.

From the 14th May 2021 the daily announced files are available on weekdays only (excluding bank holidays). The daily files for Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays will be published retrospectively on the following Monday or the day following the bank holiday.

All deaths are recorded against the date of death rather than the day the deaths were announced. This file contains breakdowns by region, age group and NHS trust for those who tested positive for COVID-19. This file also contains a breakdown by region for those where no positive result was received, but COVID-19 was mentioned on their death certificate.

NOTE: There was a nationwide CPNS system outage throughout Sunday 31 October, with no access for providers to upload records and no regional or national validation. Therefore, the daily announced deaths file was unable to be produced for Monday 1st November. The CPNS system issues were resolved and daily reporting was  restored  from Tues 2 Nov onward.

Due to a technical fault, the daily announced deaths file was unable to be produced on Thursday 18th November 2021.

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COVID-19 daily announced deaths – daily file archive 

 

Pre-release Access

Pre release access list COVID deaths final

Contact Us

For further information about the published statistics, please contact us at:

NHS England and NHS Improvement
Room 5E15
Quarry House
Leeds LS2 7UE
Email: england.covid19dailydeaths@nhs.net