Weekly deaths tables – week ending 21 October 2022

Date published: 28 October 2022

The tables containing data on deaths registered for the week ending 21 October 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 21 October 2022 (week 42) was 331, 23 more than the previous week and 24 more than the 2017-2021 5-year average (307).
  • Eight deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate were registered in week 42 of 2022, staying the same as the previous week.  These represented for 2.4% of all deaths registered in that week.
  • The total number of Covid-19 related deaths registered from the start of the pandemic was 4,900 by 21 October 2022.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic to 21 October 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

  • 4,908 deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate have occurred in total from 18 March 2020 to 21 October 2022 (including those registered up to and including 26 October).
  • At time of reporting, eight Covid-19 related deaths had occurred in week ending 21 October.
  • Of these 4,908 deaths involving Covid-19, 3,426 (69.8%) took place in hospital, 1,013 (20.6%) in care homes and 469 (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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