The tables containing data on deaths registered for the week ending 23 February 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 23 February 2024 (week 8) was 390, 51 more than the previous week.
  • The number of expected deaths for week 8 was estimated at 364 using the new methodology that is based on mortality rates and trends, compared to 331 using the previous, 5-year average based methodology. The relative number of excess deaths based on the expected deaths for week 8 was estimated at 26 and 59 respectively using the new and previous methodologies.
  • Nine deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate were registered in week 8 of 2024, which was the same number as the previous week.  These represented 2.3% of all deaths registered in that week.
  • For 2024, by 23 February, 49.2% of deaths were males and 50.8% 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 23 February, there have been 3,068 deaths registered. 1,457 (47.5%) of these took place in hospital, 582 (19.0%) in care homes and 1,029 (33.5%) at residential addresses, hospices, or other locations.


Date of death

  • The provisional number of deaths occurring in the week ending 23 February (including those registered up to and including 28 February 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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