The weekly update from the National Records of Scotland on Covid related deaths published on 25th of August 2022 is as follows:
- As of 21st August 2022, there have been a total of 15,550 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.
- In week 33 there were 57 deaths involving COVID-19 (10 fewer than the previous week).
- The provisional total number of all deaths registered in Scotland in week 33 of 2022 (15th to 21st August) was 1,164 (131 or 13% above the 5-year average)
Aged 15 – 44: 1 death, Female
Aged 45 – 64: 7 deaths, 1 Female, 6 Male
Aged 65 – 74: 9 deaths, all Male
Aged 75 – 84: 20 deaths, 4 Female, 16 Male
Aged 85+: 20 deaths, 11 Female, 9 Male
The locations where these deaths were recorded were: 9 in Care Homes; 7 at home/non institutional setting; and 41 in hospital.
For the week 15th to 21st August 2022: 1,164 deaths due to all causes were registered in Scotland. This was an excess of 131 (13%) deaths taken over the 5 year average. There were 20 deaths where Covid was the main cause.
We all need to keep playing our part to protect ourselves and others. You can do this by:
- getting your vaccine when offered to ensure you are fully protected
- staying at home if you’re unwell with symptoms or have a fever
- opening windows when socialising indoors
- wearing a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport
- washing 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.