Key Findings from the National Records of Scotland , published 22nd September (There was no publication last week due to the death of Queen Elizabeth).
There were 40 Covid related deaths on the week ending 5th September. There were 40 Covid related deaths on the week ending 12th September.
As at the 18th of September 2022, there have been a total of 15,702 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.
Of deaths involving COVID-19 in those two weeks (recorded in brackets is week ending 5th, 12th September ):
- Aged 45 – 64: 9 deaths (3,6); 2 F (0,2); 7 M (3,4)
- Aged 65 – 74: 6 deaths (2,4); 1 F (0,1); 5 M (2,3)
- Aged 75 – 84: 33 deaths (20,13);14 F (10,4); 19 M (10,9)
- Aged 85+ : 32 deaths (15,17); 16 F (8,8); 16 M (7/9)
In total 19 council areas (out of 32) had at least one death involving COVID19 last week.
Place of death:
- Care Home: 13 deaths (7,6)
- Home/Non Institutional Setting: 7 (4,3)
- Hospital: 60 deaths (29,31)
Deaths of all causes over the 2 weeks totalled 2,256 ( 1,127, 1,129). Deaths where Covid was the underlying cause: 37 (21, 16).
The number of excess deaths, taken over a 5 years average was: 175 (110,65)
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.
I’m going for my booster next Tuesday – not looking forward to it – but still believe it to be worth it…..
My heart sinks when I see all those images of crowds of people with not a mask in sight.
I was looking through my photo folders, and looking at the last Christmas before Covid… https://theorkneynews.scot/2019/12/26/christmas-spotting-with-a-difference-uhi-archaeology-institutes-christmas-deccies/
I wasn’t being maudlin – I was looking for a particular picture – but, still….made me glum to look and remember how it was for me and those like me – before Covid.
Well, there were masks in sight… the Chinese delegation… and unlike the queen of Denmark they didn’t end up with a Covid infection after last week’s event.
I find it quite frustrating that all precautions, reason and common sense have been abandoned. Is it rogue state roulette what is going on here? Don’t we have enough serious problems mounting at the moment? Can we – society and economy – really afford an increasing burden of chronic disease? What will this cost the taxpayer on top of everything else? Pretending the virus isn’t there, is not a sensible public health strategy.
For my part, I will keep on wearing masks… by the looks of it perhaps for some years to come.
“My heart sinks when I see all those images of crowds of people with not a mask in sight.” Er…well…thing is…I meant generally – not at the funeral, which I didn’t watch….. http://www.spanglefish.com/berniesblog/blog.asp?blogid=15927
We went for a walk instead…. http://www.spanglefish.com/berniesblog/blog.asp?blogid=15929
I meant, generally, so many big gatherings of people, indoors, at all kinds of events – with maybe a few masks – but that’s about it these days.
My heart sinks, and I wonder…..
Even people who were not watching could really escape images because it was all over the news. Take another example, the “Oktoberfest” in Munich. Madness to go ahead with it… and risky. Internationally amplified could it cause much more problems than local harvest home events. The latter are also not necessarily a safe activity, but the number of people involved is smaller, infection numbers might be manageable (from certain perspectives), although personally I would not attend. I sometimes wonder whether it would not have been better if people had had more patience, there was a time window when the virus could have been eradicated and vaccines directed towards the countries where working from home and social distancing was no feasible option. The vaccine grab of the industrialised nations at the expense of others was not only morally an issue.
Anyway, we are where we are… there is nothing we can do other than try to remain safe in a world where we mask wearers are a minority.