Updated: Added report for week 49, 2018 with data up to week 48.
Public Health England’s (PHE’s) weekly all-cause mortality surveillance helps to detect and report significant weekly excess mortality (deaths) above normal seasonal levels. This report doesn’t assess general trends in death rates or link excess death figures to particular factors.
Excess mortality is defined as a significant number of deaths reported over that expected for a given week in the year, allowing for weekly variation in the number of deaths. PHE investigates any spikes seen which may inform public health actions.
Reports are published weekly in the winter season (October to May) and fortnightly during the summer months (June to September).
This page includes reports published from 11 October 2018 to the present.
Reports are also available for:2017 to 2018 2016 to 2017 2015 to 2016 2014 to 2015 2013 to 2014
Local copy of Weekly_report_mortality_week_49_6_December_2018.pdf seen at 14:36, 6 December in Publications on GOV.UK.
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