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Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 47: 22 - 28 November 2021

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Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 47: 22 - 28 November 2021

Wednesday, 1 Dec 2021
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As at 28 November 2021, 12,127 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 22 to 28 November, 97 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, an increase of one death from the previous week.

18 deaths were aged under 65, 34 were aged 65-74 and there were 45 deaths in people aged 75 or over. 55 were male and 42 were female.

Fife (11 deaths), Glasgow City (10 deaths) and South Lanarkshire (8 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level. In total, 26 (out of 32) council areas had at least one death last week.

82 deaths were in hospitals, 6 were in care homes and 9 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 97 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is one more death than the previous week.”

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,270, which is 140, or 12%, 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
Tel: 07775-027-380
Email: [email protected]

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