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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: 14 April 2021National Statistics Icon
Next update: 21 April 2021
Frequency: Weekly   

Key Findings

  • As at the 11th of April, there have been a total of 10,031 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.
  • Of the total number of deaths registered in week 14 (5 April to 11 April) there were 34 where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, a decrease of 4 from the previous week (29 March to 4 April). Changes over the past two weeks will have been affected by public holidays.
  • Of deaths involving COVID-19 in the latest week:
    • 50% were aged 75+ (17 deaths), and 24% were aged under 65 (8 deaths).
    • 59% were male (20 deaths) and 41% female (14 deaths).
    • There were 8 deaths in both Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Lanarkshire Health Board area, with 5 in Lothian.
    • At council level, the highest number of deaths occurred in Glasgow City (7 deaths), North Lanarkshire (5 deaths) and Fife (4 deaths).
    • The majority (76%) occurred in hospitals (26 deaths), with 5 deaths in care homes and 3 at home or in non-institutional settings.

This weekly publication 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.  

NRS mortality data (COVID-19 and excess deaths) will continue to be made available on a weekly basis through the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 dashboard.

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