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Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 17: 26 April - 2 May 2021

Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 17: 26 April - 2 May 2021

Wednesday, 5 May 2021
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As at 2 May, 10,097 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 26 April – 2 May, 19 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of four deaths from the previous week.

At council level, the largest numbers of deaths were in Glasgow City and North Lanarkshire, which both recorded three deaths, with two in each of Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire and West Dunbartonshire. Of 32 council areas in Scotland, 20 recorded no deaths involving COVID-19.

79% of deaths were people aged 75 and over, representing 15 deaths, and 2 deaths were people aged under 65.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said: 

“We continue to see a progressive decline in the number of deaths involving COVID-19 since January and while that trend is very welcome, I am mindful that each represents a painful loss for a family in Scotland.  

“There were 1,035 deaths in total from all causes this week, 5% lower than the five year average.”

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