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Deaths involving COVID-19, Week 11: 15-21 March 2021

Deaths involving COVID-19, Week 11: 15-21 March 2021

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.

In the week 15-21 March, 65 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of 39 deaths from the previous week.

The majority of deaths occurred in hospitals, representing 52 deaths, with six deaths in care homes and seven at home or in non-institutional settings.

Deaths from all causes are below average for this time of year for the second week in succession. There were 67 fewer deaths when compared with the five year average.

New analysis of the period between March 2020 and January 2021 also shows that disabled people in Scotland  were more likely to have died with COVID-19 than non-disabled people.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“Figures this week show that the health impact of COVID 19 on people across Scotland continues to diminish but my thoughts are with those families who have lost loved ones to the virus.  

“This is the eighth successive week in which we have seen a fall in the number of deaths and the second in which we have seen fewer deaths from all causes, in comparison with the five-year average.

“NRS is publishing important information today on how the pandemic has affected people across Scotland. Our analysis confirms that disabled people are more likely to have died with COVID-19 than non-disabled people.”

The publication Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland is available on the NRS website

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