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Friday, 30 Jul 2021
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1,339 drug-related deaths were registered in Scotland in 2020, an increase of 5% from 2019, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland today.

This is the largest number of drug-related deaths since records began in 1996.

Other key findings show:

Wednesday, 28 Jul 2021
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As at 25 July, 10,324 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
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As at 18 July, 10,268 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Wednesday, 14 Jul 2021
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As at 30 June, 10,220 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today. 

Wednesday, 7 Jul 2021
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As at 4 July, 10,189 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Wednesday, 30 Jun 2021
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As at 27 June, 10,168 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Tuesday, 29 Jun 2021
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There were 17,284 fewer births than deaths registered in 2020, with the 46,809 births being the lowest annual total ever recorded since records began in 1855, according to figures released today by National Records of Scotland.

Friday, 25 Jun 2021
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As of 30 June 2020, Scotland’s population was estimated to be 5.47 million, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland.

Friday, 25 Jun 2021
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The number of households in Scotland increased to 2.51 million in 2020, according to figures published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

The latest figures show that over the last ten years the number of households in Scotland has grown by 142,800 (6%).

Wednesday, 23 Jun 2021
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As at 20 June, 10,150 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Wednesday, 16 Jun 2021
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As at 13 June, 10,137 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Tuesday, 15 Jun 2021
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17,371 deaths were recorded in January to March 2021, which is 8.2% more than the five year average for quarter one.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) was the underlying cause of 2,779 deaths.

Today’s quarter one figures when compared with the five year average for that time of year show:

Wednesday, 9 Jun 2021
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As at 6 June, 10,130 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Wednesday, 2 Jun 2021
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As at 30 May, 10,122 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Wednesday, 26 May 2021
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As at 23 May, 10,114 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today. 

Wednesday, 19 May 2021
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As at 16 May, 10,109 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Wednesday, 12 May 2021
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As at 9 May, 10,104 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today. 

Wednesday, 5 May 2021
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As at 2 May, 10,097 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today. 

Wednesday, 28 Apr 2021
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As at 25 April, 10,078 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today. 

Wednesday, 21 Apr 2021
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As at 18th April, 10,055 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today. 

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