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Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 23: 7 June - 13 June 2021

Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 23: 7 June - 13 June 2021

Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021
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As at 13 June, 10,137 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 07 – 13 June, seven deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of one death from the previous week.

There were two deaths in South Lanarkshire and one death in each of Aberdeen City, City of Edinburgh, East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow City, and North Ayrshire.

The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,051, 8% more than the five year average for week 23.

93% of people dying with COVID had at least one pre-existing condition, the most common of which was dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease.

Over the period of the pandemic from March 2020 to May 2021, 186 males per 100,000 people died with COVID-19 mentioned on their death certificates, compared with 128 females. In May 2021, the rate for deaths involving COVID-19 fell to six deaths per 100,000 people.

By 31 May 2021 four people had died due to adverse effectives of the COVID-19 vaccine, out of a total of 3.27 million people who had been given at least one vaccine dose by this point.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were seven deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

“After adjusting for age, people living in the most deprived areas were 2.4 times as likely to die with COVID as those in least deprived areas. The size of this gap has slowly widened from 2.1 to 2.4 over the course of the pandemic.”

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