The tables containing data on deaths registered for the week ending 19 April 2024 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 19 April 2024 (week 16) was 379, 29 less than the previous week.
  • The number of expected deaths for week 16 was estimated at 342 using the new methodology, based on mortality rates and trends, compared to 330 using the previous, 5-year average-based methodology. The relative number of excess deaths based on the expected deaths for week 16 was estimated at 37 using the new method and 49 using the previous method.
  • Two deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate were registered in week 16 of 2024, representing 0.5 percent of all deaths registered that week.
  • For 2024, by 19 April, 50.2% of deaths were males and 49.8% were females.  Almost two-thirds (65.6%) of deaths were in the 75 years and over age group.
  • From week 1 of 2024, to the week ending 19 April, there have been 6,124 deaths registered. 2,793 (45.6%) of these took place in hospital, 1,063 (17.4%) in care homes and 2,268 (37.0%) at residential addresses, hospices, or other locations.


Date of death

  • The provisional number of deaths occurring in the week ending 19 April (including those registered up to and including 24 April 2024) was 268.  



The tables are available from the weekly deaths webpage.

Historical weekly deaths data are available on the Final Historical Data page under weekly deaths.

More information on the new method for producing estimates of expected deaths, used to determine excess deaths, is available from the ONS website and a summary paper is available on the NISRA website.

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