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Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 29 - 13th to 19th July

Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 29 - 13th to 19th July

Wednesday, 22 Jul 2020
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As at 19th July, 4,193 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Between 13th to 19th July, six deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, representing the twelfth weekly reduction in a row and the lowest weekly total since the pandemic began.

Deaths involving COVID-19 accounted for less than 1% of all deaths registered from 13th to 19th July, showing a significant decline from the peak in week 17, 20th to 26th April, when COVID-19 deaths accounted for 36% of all deaths.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:  

“Every life that is lost because of this virus is a tragedy and brings heartbreak to families across the country.

“Today’s publication shows a continuing decline in the number of people dying from COVID-19. Since the peak week in mid-April, when 661 COVID-19 related deaths were registered, the number of these deaths has thankfully declined for twelve consecutive weeks, to 6 in the latest week.

“National Records of Scotland will continue to work with Scottish Government and Health Protection Scotland (HPS) to monitor and understand the progress and impact of this virus across the country.”

The publication Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland and an infographic summary is available on this website.