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Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 18: 3-9 May 2021

Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 18: 3-9 May 2021

Wednesday, 12 May 2021
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As at 9 May, 10,104 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 3 May - 9 May, seven deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of 12 deaths from the previous week.

At council level, North Lanarkshire recorded two COVID-related deaths, and Angus, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, Midlothian, and South Lanarkshire all recorded one death.

86% of deaths were people aged 75 and over, representing six deaths, and 14%, representing one death, were under 65.

Five deaths occurred in hospitals, one death occurred in a care home, and one in a non-institutional setting such as at home.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said: 

“Every death from this virus represents loss and grief for families across Scotland.

“There were seven registered COVID-related deaths last week which is the lowest number since September 2020. Across Scotland there were no registered COVID-related deaths in 26 of the 32 Local Authority areas.

“The total deaths from all causes were 12% below the average level for this time of year, although last week included a public holiday and some death registration may have been delayed.”

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