#Covid Related Deaths in Scotland NRS Weekly Update

The National Records of Scotland states:

  • As at the 12th of June 2022, there have been a total of 14,858 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate. In the latest week there were 38 deaths, an increase of 18 from the previous week.
  • Of deaths involving COVID-19 in the latest week:
    • 12 were female, 26 were male.
    • 25 were aged 75 or older, 11 were aged 65 to 74 and 2 were under 65.
    • There were 4 deaths in North Lanarkshire and in Perth and Kinross, the highest council level totals last week. In total 21 council areas (out of 32) had at least one death involving COVID-19 last week.
    • 32 were in hospitals, 5 were in care homes, and 1 at home or a non-institutional setting.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 38 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 18 more deaths than the previous week.

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in the latest week was 1,191, which is 126, or 12%, more than the five year average. It is important to note that registered deaths will be higher than expected in week 23 due to bank holidays in week 22 causing fewer registrations that week.”

“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 no increase from the figure reported last month. By 31 May 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.

  • get your vaccine when offered to ensure you are fully protected
  • stay at home if you’re unwell with symptoms or have a fever
  • open windows when socialising indoors
  • wear a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport
  • wash your hands to protect yourself

Care for yourself and others to help slow down the spread of the virus and reduce pressure on our health services.

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