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Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 23: 6 - 12 June 2022

Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 23: 6 - 12 June 2022

Thursday, 16 Jun 2022
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As at 12 June 2022, 14,858 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 6 to 12 June, 38 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, an increase of 18 deaths from the previous week.

25 were aged 75 or older, 11 were aged 65 to 74 and 2 were under 65. 12 were female and 26 were male.

There were 4 deaths in North Lanarkshire and in Perth and Kinross, the highest council level totals last week.

In total 21 council areas (out of 32) had at least one death involving COVID-19 last week.

32 were in hospitals, 5 were in care homes, and 1 at home or a non-institutional setting.

Our monthly analysis shows that the age standardised death rate for deaths involving COVID-19 was lower in May 2022 (46 per 100,000) compared to April 2022 (112 per 100,000). Throughout the pandemic, the highest rate was 585 deaths per 100,000 people in April 2020.

Of the 14,831 deaths involving COVID-19 between March 2020 and May 2022, 93% (13,816) had at least one pre-existing condition. Just under one quarter of people whose death involved COVID-19 had dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. This was the most common main pre-existing condition.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 38 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 18 more deaths than the previous week.

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in the latest week was 1,191, which is 126, or 12%, more than the five year average. It is important to note that registered deaths will be higher than expected in week 23 due to bank holidays in week 22 causing fewer registrations that week.”

There have been nine deaths in Scotland in which the underlying cause of death was due to the adverse effects of vaccination against COVID-19, and two further deaths where an adverse effect was mentioned on the death certificate. This is no increase from the figure reported last month. By 31 May 2022, statistics from Public Health Scotland state that 4.4 million people had been given at least one vaccine dose.

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


Since 23 March we have ceased publishing weekly news releases and full reports but continue to update the weekly COVID-19 death information in our data and charts spreadsheet. We publish a full report and news release at 9.30 am once a month.

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

Data are provisional and subject to change in future weekly publications. The 2021 data will be finalised on 28 June 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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