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Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 10: 7 - 13 March 2021

Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 10: 7 - 13 March 2021

Wednesday, 16 Mar 2022
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As at 13 March 2022, 13,563 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 7 to 13 March, 117 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, an increase of six deaths from the previous week.

90 deaths were aged 75 or older, 17 were aged 65 to 74, and 10 were under 65. 50 were female and 67 were male.

There were 14 deaths in City of Edinburgh and Glasgow City, and 11 in Highland. In total, 27 council areas (out of 32) had at least one death involving COVID-19 last week.

74 were in hospitals, 36 were in care homes and seven were at home or in a non-institutional setting.

Our monthly analysis shows that the age-standardised rate of COVID-related deaths was lower in February 2022 (82 per 100,000) compared to January 2022 (116 per 100,000) Throughout the pandemic, the highest rate of COVID-related deaths was 585 per 100,000 people in April 2020.

Of the 13,421 deaths involving COVID-19 between March 2020 and February 2022, 93% (12,455) had at least one pre-existing condition, with the most common being dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 117 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is six more deaths than the previous week.

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,207, which is 12, or 1%, fewer than the five year average.”

There have been nine deaths in Scotland in which the underlying cause of death was due to the adverse effects of vaccination against COVID-19, and two further deaths where an adverse effect was mentioned on the death certificate. This is an increase of three from the figure reported last month. By 28 February 2022, statistics from Public Health Scotland state that 4.4 million people had been given at least one vaccine dose.

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

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Background

After 23 March we will cease publishing weekly news releases and full reports but will continue to update the weekly COVID-19 death information in our data and charts spreadsheet. We will publish a full report and news release on a monthly basis.  In addition, the timing of publication will change to  9.30 am on a Thursday,  commencing on Thursday 31 March.

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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