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Deaths involving COVID-19, Week 14: 5 April - 11 April 2021

Deaths involving COVID-19, Week 14: 5 April - 11 April 2021

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. 

In the week 5-11 April, 34 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of 4 deaths from the previous week.

While registered deaths continue to fall, care should be taken when interpreting the number of deaths in the last two weeks. Due to the recent public holidays and the closure of registration offices for Easter, there may have been a delay in registering some deaths.

Monthly analysis shows that March 2021 was the first month since October 2020 where COVID-19 wasn’t the top cause of death, it was 5th most common cause of death.

The age standardised death rate for deaths involving COVID-19 fell significantly in March 2021 compared to February 2021, from 259 to 69 deaths per 100,000 population.

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