The tables containing data on deaths registered for the week ending 5 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 5 April 2024 (week 14) was 282, 117 fewer than the previous week. Please note that the reference week includes registration office closures due to the Easter holidays which could result in a lower number of deaths registered than usual.
  • The number of expected deaths for week 14 was estimated at 341 using the new methodology, based on mortality rates and trends, compared to 332 using the previous, 5-year average-based methodology. The relative number of excess deaths based on the expected deaths for week 14 was estimated at -59 using the new method and -50 using the previous method.
  • Three deaths mentioning Covid-19 on the death certificate were registered in week 14 of 2024, representing 1.1 percent of all deaths registered that week.
  • For 2024, by 5 April, 50.3% of deaths were males and 49.7% were females.  Approximately two-thirds (66.3%) of deaths were in the 75 years and over age group.
  • From week 1 of 2024, to the week ending 5 April, there have been 5,337 deaths registered. 2,454 (46.0%) of these took place in hospital, 940 (17.6%) in care homes and 1,943 (36.4%) at residential addresses, hospices, or other locations.


Date of death

  • The provisional number of deaths occurring in the week ending 5 April (including those registered up to and including 10 April 2024) was 260.  



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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