National Records of Scotland

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Deaths registered weekly in Scotland

Deaths registered weekly in Scotland

Last update: 16 March 2023
Next update: 23 March 2023
Frequency: Weekly

This publication was previously named “Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland”. It has been renamed to better reflect the fact that it includes data on all deaths, plus breakdowns for some key causes.  A breakdown of deaths involving coronavirus is still included in this publication.

Weekly deaths, Scotland, 1974 to 2023                                                                                                   

Key Findings

  • The provisional total number of deaths registered in Scotland in week 10 of 2023 (6th to 12th March) was 1,284 (55 or 4% above the 5-year average).

  • In week 10 there were 62 deaths involving COVID-19 (22 more than the previous week).

  • As of 12th March 2023, there have been a total of 17,001 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.

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, age-group, council area and health board, and an analysis of leading causes of death.

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