The tables containing data on deaths registered for the week ending 12 January 2024 were released at 9.30am today.

Please note that registrations for a period following office closures (i.e. public holidays) may be higher than normal.  Care should therefore be taken in interpreting and making comparisons of weekly data around the week of or just after public holidays, as it may not give a reliable indication of the trend.

Key points 

Date of registration

  • The provisional number of total deaths registered in Northern Ireland in the week ending 12 January 2024 (week 2) was 462, 105 more than the previous week, and 33 more than the 2019-2023 5-year average (429).
  • 20 deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate were registered in week 2 of 2024, four more than the previous week.  These represented 4.3% of all deaths registered in that week.
  • For 2024, by 12 January, 49.8% of deaths were males and 50.2% were females.  Just over two-thirds (68.1%) of deaths were in the 75 years and over age group.
  • From week 1 of 2024, to the week ending 12 January, there have been 819 deaths registered. 377 (46.0%) of these took place in hospital, 162 (19.8%) in care homes and 280 (34.2%) at residential addresses, hospices, or other locations.


Date of death

  • The provisional number of deaths occurring in the week ending 12 January (including those registered up to and including 17 January 2024) was 277. 


The tables are available from the weekly deaths webpage.

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