There were over 600,000 death registrations in 2020

This is higher than every year in England and Wales since 1918.

An erroneous image on social media claims there were 561,529 death registrations in 2020. This image uses the Office for National Statistics logo.

Citing this image: Piers Corbyn, a London mayoral candidate, asserted:


This number for 2020 is false: there were 608,002 death registrations in England and Wales.