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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: 23 June 2021National Statistics Icon
Next update: 30 June 2021
Frequency: Weekly   

Key Findings

  • As at the 20th of June, there have been a total of 10,150 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate. In the latest week there were 13 deaths, and increase of 6 deaths from the previous week.
  • Of deaths involving COVID-19 in the latest week:
    • Five were female, eight were male.
    • Three deaths were aged under 65, two aged 65-74 and there were eight deaths in people ages 75 or over.
    • There were four deaths in Glasgow City, two deaths in Perth and Kinross and 1 death in each of South Ayrshire, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Dundee City, Falkirk, Highland and Midlothian.  
    • Ten deaths were in hospitals, one death was in a care home and two deaths were at home / in 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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