The tables containing data on deaths registered for the week ending 22 March 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 22 March 2024 (week 12) was 375, one more than the previous week.
  • The number of expected deaths for week 12 was estimated at 360 using the new methodology, based on mortality rates and trends, compared to 321 using the previous, 5-year average based methodology. The relative number of excess deaths based on the expected deaths for week 12 was estimated at 15 using the new method and 54 using the previous method.
  • There was only one death mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate registered in week 12 of 2024, representing 0.3 percent of all deaths.
  • For 2024, by 22 March, 49.7% of deaths were males and 50.3% were females.  Two-thirds (66.7%) of deaths were in the 75 years and over age group.
  • From week 1 of 2024, to the week ending 22 March, there have been 4,656 deaths registered. 2,155 (46.3%) of these took place in hospital, 833 (17.9%) in care homes and 1,668 (35.8%) at residential addresses, hospices, or other locations.


Date of death

  • The provisional number of deaths occurring in the week ending 22 March (including those registered up to and including 27 March 2024) was 278.  



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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