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Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 48: 29 November - 5 December 2021

Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 48: 29 November - 5 December 2021

Wednesday, 8 Dec 2021
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As at 5 December 2021, 12,216 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 29 November to 5 December, 88 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of 10 deaths from the previous week.

22 deaths were aged under 65, 16 were aged 65-74, and there were 50 deaths in people aged 75 or over.

Glasgow City (12 deaths), Falkirk (7 deaths) and North Lanarkshire (7 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.

75 deaths were in hospitals, 4 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 88 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 10 fewer deaths than the previous week.”

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,314, which is 184, or 16%, 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
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Further information about the statistics is available from:
NRS Customer Services
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