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Deaths registered weekly in Scotland

Deaths registered weekly in Scotland

Last update: 28 September 2023
Next update: 5 October 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 registered in Scotland, 2023                                                                                                   

Key Findings

The provisional total number of deaths registered in Scotland in week 38 of 2023 (18th September to 24th September) was 1,116 (57 or 5% above the 5-year average).  There were 30 deaths mentioning COVID-19.

By underlying cause, this number can be broken down as:

  • 291 cancer deaths (13 lower than average)
  • 111 dementia and Alzheimer’s disease deaths (8 above average)
  • 294 circulatory deaths (26 above average)
  • 103 respiratory deaths (same as average)
  • 23 COVID-19 deaths
  • 294 deaths from other causes (44 above average)


Finalised weekly deaths for 2020 and 2022 



Weekly deaths, Scotland, 1974 to 2023 (no longer being updated)

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