Weekly deaths bulletin – week ending 30 September 2022

Date published: 07 October 2022

The tables containing data on deaths registered for the week ending 30 September 2022 were released at 9.30am today.

Key points 

Date of registration

  • The provisional number of total deaths registered in Northern Ireland in the week ending 30 September 2022 (week 39) was 299, 23 more than the previous week and 16 less than the 2017-2021 5-year average (315).
  • Eleven deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate were registered in week 39 of 2022, five more than the previous week.  These represented for 3.7% of all deaths registered in that week.
  • The total number of Covid-19 related deaths registered from the start of the pandemic was 4,871 by 30 September 2022.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic to 30 September 2022, the 75 years and over age-group accounted for almost two-thirds (65.2%) of all deaths and almost three-quarters (73.8%) of Covid-19 related deaths.
  • Over the period of the pandemic, Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon and Mid-Ulster Local Government Districts have had higher proportions of Covid-19 related deaths (12.0% and 7.8% respectively) compared with their share of all deaths in Northern Ireland (10.3% and 6.7% respectively).

Covid-19 deaths based on date of death

  • 4,880 deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate have occurred in total from 18 March 2020 to 30 September 2022 (including those registered up to and including 5 October).
  • At time of reporting, 14 Covid-19 related deaths had occurred in week ending 30 September.
  • Of these 4,880 deaths involving Covid-19, 3,405 (69.8%) took place in hospital, 1,010 (20.7%) in care homes and 465 (9.5%) at residential addresses, hospices or other locations.

weekly deaths dashboard is also available.

The tables and other related documents are available from the weekly deaths webpage.

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