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Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 09: 28 February - 6 March 2021

Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 09: 28 February - 6 March 2021

Wednesday, 9 Mar 2022
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As at 6 March 2022, 13,429 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 28 February to 6 March, 110 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, an increase of 30 deaths from the previous week.

57 were male, 53 were female. 7 deaths were aged under 65, 21 were aged 65-74 and there were 82 deaths in people aged 75 or over.

Glasgow City (15 deaths), City of Edinburgh (14 deaths) and Fife (12 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level. In total, 25 (out of 32) council areas had at least one death last week.

69 deaths were in hospitals, 34 were in care homes and 7 were at home or in a non-institutional setting.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 110 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 30 more deaths than the previous week.

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,178, which is 3% more 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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