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Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 39: 27 September - 03 October, 2021

Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 39: 27 September - 03 October, 2021

Wednesday, 6 Oct 2021
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As at 3 October, 11,134 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 27 September to 03 October, 141 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, 26 fewer deaths than last week.

22 deaths were of people aged under 65, 30 were aged 65-74 and there were 89 deaths in people aged 75 or over. 84 deaths were male, and 57 were female.

Glasgow City (17 deaths), City of Edinburgh (15 deaths), and South Ayrshire (13 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level. In total, 28 out of Scotland’s 32 council areas had at least one death last week.

Nine COVID-related deaths occurred at home or in non-institutional settings, 109 deaths were in hospitals and there were 23 deaths in care homes.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 141 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 26 fewer deaths than last week.”

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,242, which is 196, or 19%, 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.


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