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Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 29: 19 - 25 July 2021

Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 29: 19 - 25 July 2021

Wednesday, 28 Jul 2021
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As at 25 July, 10,324 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 19 – 25 July, 56 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, an increase of nine deaths from the previous week.

Deaths from all causes were 11% higher than the five-year average last week at 1,110.

There were eight deaths in Glasgow City and seven deaths in each of North Lanarkshire, City of Edinburgh and Dundee City. 43 deaths were in hospitals, five in care homes, and eight were at home or in a non-institutional setting. Most excess deaths occurred at home, with home and non-institution deaths remaining around a third above average.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week, there were 56 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

“Last week there were more deaths involving COVID in people under 65 than people aged 85 or over, with 15 deaths of people aged between 45 and 64.”

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