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Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 38: 20 - 26 September, 2021

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Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 38: 20 - 26 September, 2021

Wednesday, 29 Sep 2021
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As at 26 September, 10,991 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

In the week 20 – 26 September, 165 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, 30 more than last week.

28 deaths were of people aged under 65, 28 were aged 65-74 and there were 109 deaths in people aged 75 or over. 76 deaths were male, 89 were female.

Glasgow City (23 deaths), South Lanarkshire (14 deaths) and Renfrewshire (11 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level. In total, 27 out of 32  council areas had at least one death last week.

124 deaths occurred in hospitals, 21 were in care homes and 20 were at home or in a non-institutional setting.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 165 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 30 more deaths than last week, and represents the highest weekly total we have seen since late February.”

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,212, which is 205, or 20%, more than the five year average.” 

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

Graph showing deaths per week involving Covid-19

Background

NRS figures include deaths where ‘suspected’ or ‘probable’ COVID-19 appears on the death certificate.

Data for 2021 are provisional and subject to change in future weekly publications. The data will be finalised in summer 2022.

Media enquiries should be directed to:
Donna Green
NRS Communications
Tel: 07775-027-380
Email: [email protected]

Further information about the statistics is available from:
NRS Customer Services
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