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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: 2 February 2023National Statistics Icon
Next update: 9 February 2023
Frequency: Weekly   

Weekly Key Findings
  • As of 29th January 2023, there have been a total of 16,710 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.
  • In week 04 there were 54 deaths involving COVID-19 (30 fewer than the previous week). 
  • The provisional total number of all deaths registered in Scotland in week 04 of 2023 (23rd to 29th January) was 1,423 (47 or 3% above the 5-year average).  

This weekly spreadsheet 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.  

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