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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: 19 January 2022 National Statistics Icon
Next update: 26 January 2022
Frequency: Weekly   

Key Findings

  • As at the 16th of January 2022, there have been a total of 12,675 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate. In the latest week there were 132 deaths, an increase of 60 from the previous week.
  • Of deaths involving COVID-19 in the latest week:
    • 63 were female, 69 were male.
    • 91 were aged 75 or older, 21 were aged 65 to 74 and 20 were under 65.
    • There were 14 deaths in North Lanarkshire, 13 in South Lanarkshire and 12 in City of Edinburgh. In total 25 council areas (out of 32) had at least one death involving COVID-19 last week.
    • 77 were in hospitals, 45 were in care homes and 10 were at home or a non-institutional setting.

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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