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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: 28 July 2021National Statistics Icon
Next update: 4 August 2021
Frequency: Weekly   

Key Findings

  • As at the 25th of July, there have been a total of 10,324 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate. In the latest week there were 56 deaths, an increase of 9 deaths from the previous week.
  • Of deaths involving COVID-19 in the latest week:
    • Thirty-five were male, twenty-one were female.
    • Fifteen deaths were aged under 65, fourteen were aged 65-74 and there were twenty-seven deaths in people aged 75 or over.
    • Glasgow City had eight deaths, North Lanarkshire had seven, City of Edinburgh had seven and Dundee City had seven. In total, eighteen council areas had at least one death last week.
    • Forty-three deaths were in hospitals, five deaths in care homes, and eight 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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