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Wednesday, 14 Apr 2021
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As at 11th April, 10,031 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. 

Friday, 9 Apr 2021
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Search rooms at National Records of Scotland (NRS) will reopen on a limited basis from 26th April, in line with Scottish Government guidance.

Thursday, 8 Apr 2021
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As at 4 April, 9,997 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. 

Wednesday, 31 Mar 2021
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As at 28th March, 9,958 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. 

Tuesday, 30 Mar 2021
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Over 4.2 million people are registered to vote in Scottish elections as of 1st December 2020, representing an increase of 41,600 registered voters over the last year, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021
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As at 21st March, 9,897 deaths were 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.

Tuesday, 23 Mar 2021
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Isla overtakes Olivia as the top name for baby girls for the first time, with Olivia taking the second spot and Emily now being the third most popular name, according to the full lists of 2020 baby names published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Wednesday, 17 Mar 2021
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As at 14th March, 9,831 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. 

Tuesday, 16 Mar 2021
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Thousands of volumes of historical records from the collections of National Records of Scotland (NRS) are now available online for the first time.

Wednesday, 10 Mar 2021
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16,626 deaths were recorded in October to December 2020, which is 12.5% more than the five year average for quarter 4.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) was the underlying cause of 2,093 deaths.

Today’s quarter 4 figures when compared with the five year average for that time of year show:

Wednesday, 10 Mar 2021
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As at 7th March, 9,725 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. 

Wednesday, 3 Mar 2021
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As at 28th February, 9,580 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. 

Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021
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As at 21st February, 9,347 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. 

Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021
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An estimated 216 people experiencing homelessness died in 2019, according to experimental statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

This represents an increase of 21 deaths when compared to 2018 estimates.

Wednesday, 17 Feb 2021
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As at 14th February, 9,053 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. 

Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021
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As at 7th February, 8,726 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. 

Wednesday, 3 Feb 2021
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As at 31 January, 8,347 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. 

Wednesday, 3 Feb 2021
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National Records of Scotland (NRS) is working alongside Storm ID to explore the needs and requirements of those who are interested in accessing census data and supporting information via our census website.

Wednesday, 27 Jan 2021
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As at 24 January, 7,902 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. 

Monday, 25 Jan 2021
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Healthy life expectancy has decreased across Scotland, with the average healthy life expectancy at birth for males at 61.7 years and 61.9 years for females, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland.

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