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Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland

Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland

The NRS weekly data is also available on the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 dashboard.

Last update: 29 September 2022 National Statistics Icon
Next update: 6 October 2022
Frequency: Weekly   

Weekly Key Findings
  • As of 25th September 2022, there have been a total of 15,736 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.
  • In week 38 there were 33 deaths involving COVID-19 (8 fewer than the previous week).
  • The provisional total number of all deaths registered in Scotland in week 38 of 2022 (19th to 25th September) was 988 (64 or 6% below the 5-year average).  Note that there was a bank holiday in this week so figures will be artificially low.

This weekly spreadsheet includes breakdowns by sex, age, health board, local authority and location of death.  It also includes an analysis of excess deaths by location and broad cause of death.

In addition, we publish a comprehensive and detailed analysis of mortality on a monthly basis. This report includes analysis of deaths occurring in the previous month, and looks at age-standardised death rates, breakdown by deprivation, urban/rural, an analysis of leading causes of death and a breakdown by main pre-existing condition of those who died with COVID-19.  

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