The latest information on Covid related deaths has been published by the National Records of Scotland on 8th September 2022. It is as follows:
- As of 4th September 2022, there have been a total of 15,622 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.
- In week 35 there were 30 deaths involving COVID-19 (11 fewer than the previous week).
- The provisional total number of all deaths registered in Scotland in week 35 of 2022 (29th August to 4th September) was 1,067 (39 or 4% above the 5-year average).
In 11 of the 30 deaths Covid was the main cause.
Age Groups of Covid Related Deaths:
- Age 15 – 44 : 1 death, Female
- Age 45 – 64: 3 deaths, 2 Female, 1 Males
- Age 65 – 74: 3 death, Male
- Age 75 – 84: 12 deaths. 4 Female, 8 Male
- Age 85+ : 11 deaths, 7 Female, 4 Male
Three of the deaths occurred in Care Homes, 4 at Home/Non Institutional Setting, and 23 in Hospital.
There were for that week 1,067 deaths from all causes in Scotland. The number of excess deaths taken over a 5 year average was 39.
All covid rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland, but the virus has not gone away.
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.