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Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 32: 9 - 15 August 2021

Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 32: 9 - 15 August 2021

Wednesday, 18 Aug 2021
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As at 15 August, 10,464 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 9 – 15 August, 41 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of 12 deaths from the previous week.

13 deaths were of people aged under 65, eight were people aged 65-74 and there were 20 deaths of people aged 75 or over. 22 deaths were female, 19 were male.

There were five deaths in each of City of Edinburgh, Glasgow City, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. There were three deaths in Highland. In total, 16 council areas had at least one death involving COVID-19 last week.

In week 32 there were 13 fewer deaths in care homes (6% below average), 102 excess deaths at home or in non-institutional settings  (36% above average) and three fewer deaths in hospitals (1% below average), compared to the 2015-2019 average.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“NRS figures released today show that last week, there were 41 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is a decrease of 12 on the previous week's figure.”

“Deaths from all causes were 9% higher than the five year average – the 12th week in a row where we have seen a higher than average number of deaths.”

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