The tables containing data on deaths registered for the week ending 19 May 2023 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 May 2023 (week 20) was 308, 48 less than the previous week and two more than the 2018-2022 5-year average (306).
  • Eleven deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate were registered in week 20 of 2023, three less than the previous week.  These represented 3.6% of all deaths registered in that week.
  • The total number of Covid-19 related deaths registered from the start of the pandemic was 5,300 by 19 May 2023.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic to 19 May 2023, the 75 years and over age-group accounted for almost two-thirds (65.7%) of all deaths and almost three-quarters (74.2%) of Covid-19 related deaths.
  • Over the period of the pandemic, Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon District had a higher proportions of Covid-19 related deaths (12.4%) compared with their share of all deaths in Northern Ireland (10.3%).


Covid-19 deaths based on date of death

  • 5,304 deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate have occurred in total from 18 March 2020 to 19 May 2023 (including those registered up to and including 24 May 2023).
  • At time of reporting, five Covid-19 related deaths had occurred in week ending 19 May.
  • Of these 5,304 deaths involving Covid-19, 3,722 (70.2%) took place in hospital, 1,082 (20.4%) in care homes and 500 (9.4%) at residential addresses, hospices or other locations.


weekly deaths dashboard is also available.

The tables are available from the weekly deaths webpage

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