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Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 42: 18 - 24 October, 2021

Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 42: 18 - 24 October, 2021

Wednesday, 27 Oct 2021
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As at 24 October, 11,538 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 18 to 24 October, 130 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, 11 fewer deaths than last week.

20 deaths were of people aged under 65, 32 were aged 65-74 and there were 78 deaths in people aged 75 or over. 76 deaths were male, and 54 were female.

Fife (21 deaths), North Lanarkshire (15 deaths) and Glasgow City (14 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.

Eight COVID-related deaths occurred at home or in non-institutional settings, 108 deaths were in hospitals and there were 14 deaths in care homes.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 130 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 11 fewer deaths than the previous week.”

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,314, which is 252, or 24%, more than the five year average.” 

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

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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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