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Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 05: 31 January - 6 February 2021

Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 05: 31 January - 6 February 2021

Wednesday, 9 Feb 2022
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As at 6 February 2022, 13,075 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

In the week 31 January to 6 February, 118 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of four deaths from the previous week.

10 deaths were aged under 65, 23 were aged 65-74 and there were 85 deaths in people aged 75 or over.

Glasgow City (16 deaths), Fife (14 deaths) and Falkirk (11 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level. In total, 28 (out of 32) council areas had at least one death last week.

61 deaths were in hospitals, 48 were in care homes, 8 were at home or in a non-institutional setting and there was 1 death in another institutional setting.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 118 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is four fewer deaths than the previous week.

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,247, which is 6% fewer than the five year average.”

The publication Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland is available on the NRS website.

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Background

NRS figures include deaths where ‘suspected’ or ‘probable’ COVID-19 appears on the death certificate.

Data are provisional and subject to change in future weekly publications. The 2021 data will be finalised in summer 2022.

Media enquiries should be directed to:
Donna Green
NRS Communications
Tel: 07775-027-380
Email: [email protected]

Further information about the statistics is available from:
NRS Customer Services
Email: [email protected]

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