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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: 15 September 2021National Statistics Icon
Next update: 23 September 2021
Frequency: Weekly   

Key Findings

  • As at the 12th of September, there have been a total of 10,688 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate. In the latest week there were 76 deaths, an increase of 18 from the previous week.
  • Of deaths involving COVID-19 in the latest week:
    • 28 were female, 48 were male.
    • 51 were aged 75 or older, 13 were aged 65 to 74 and 12 were under 65.
    • There were 8 deaths in both Glasgow City and North Lanarkshire, 6 deaths in Dundee City and 5 deaths in City of Edinburgh. In total 26 council areas had at least 1 death involving COVID-19 last week.

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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