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Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 30: 26 July - 1 August 2021

Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 30: 26 July - 1 August 2021

Wednesday, 4 Aug 2021
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As at 1 August, 10,370 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 July – 1 August, 46 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of ten deaths from the previous week.

Ten deaths were of people aged under 65, nine were people aged 65-74 and there were twenty-seven deaths of people aged 75 or over.

Glasgow City had nine deaths, Fife had five and South Lanarkshire and West Lothian each had four. Twenty council areas had at least one death last week.

Thirty-eight deaths were in hospitals, two were deaths in care homes and six were at home or in a non-institutional setting. Most excess deaths are happening at home, with home and non-institution deaths 46% above average in the most recent week.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“NRS figures released today show that last week, there were 46 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is a decrease of 10 on the previous week's figure and represents the first decrease in COVID-19 related deaths in seven weeks.

“However, the total number of deaths from all causes was 17 % higher than we would expect for this period, and these 'excess' deaths are at the highest level since February."

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