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Deaths involving COVID-19, Week 15: 12 April - 18 April 2021

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Deaths involving COVID-19, Week 15: 12 April - 18 April 2021

Wednesday, 21 Apr 2021
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As at 18th April, 10,055 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 12-18 April, 24 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of 10 deaths from the previous week.

The number of weekly deaths due to COVID-19 are now at their lowest level since early October.

There were 7 deaths in Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board area, 5 in Lanarkshire and 4 in Ayrshire and Arran.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“This week shows another welcome reduction in the number of weekly deaths, but with over 10,000 people in Scotland dying with this virus, these figures represent heartbreak and loss for families across the country.

 “Deaths from all causes are broadly in line with the five year average.  24 excess deaths were registered this week, which was 2% above the average for this time of year.”

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