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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: 18 August 2022 National Statistics Icon
Next update: 25 August 2022
Frequency: Weekly   

Monthly Key Findings

  • The age standardised death rate for deaths involving COVID-19 was higher in July 2022 (78 per 100,000) compared to June 2022 (48 per 100,000).
  • After adjusting for age, people living in the most deprived areas were 2.3 times as likely to die with COVID-19 as those in the least deprived areas.
  • There have been 9 deaths in Scotland in which the underlying cause of death was due to the adverse effects of vaccination against COVID-19 and four further deaths where an adverse effect was mentioned on the death certificate (an increase of two from last month).

Weekly Key Findings

  • As of 14th August 2022, there have been a total of 15,491 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.
  • In week 32 there were 66 deaths involving COVID-19 (6 more than the previous week).
  • The provisional total number of all deaths registered in Scotland in week 32 of 2022 (8th to 14th July) was 1,126 (112 or 11% above the 5-year average).

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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