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Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland

Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland

The NRS weekly data is also available on the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 dashboard.

Last update: 12 January 2022 National Statistics Icon
Next update: 19 January 2022
Frequency: Weekly   

 

Key Findings

  • As at the 9th of January 2022, there have been a total of 12,543 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate. In week 1 there were 72 deaths involving COVID-19 (up by 27 on the previous week).
  • Of deaths involving COVID-19 in the latest week:
    • 32 were male, 40 were female.
    • 12 deaths were aged under 65, 12 were aged 65-74 and there were 48 deaths in people aged 75 or over.
    • Fife (10 deaths) City of Edinburgh (8 deaths) and Glasgow City (7 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level. In total, 25 (out of 32) council areas had at least one death last week.
    • 49 deaths were in hospitals, 18 were in care homes and 5 were at home or in a non-institutional setting.

This weekly publication includes breakdowns by sex, age, health board, local authority and location of death.  It also includes an analysis of excess deaths by location and broad cause of death.

In addition, we publish a comprehensive and detailed analysis of mortality on a monthly basis. This report includes analysis of deaths occurring in the previous month, and looks at age-standardised death rates, breakdown by deprivation, urban/rural, an analysis of leading causes of death and a breakdown by main pre-existing condition of those who died with COVID-19.  

NRS mortality data (COVID-19 and excess deaths) will continue to be made available on a weekly basis through the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 dashboard.

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