Information from the National Records of Scotland of deaths involving Covid published on 15th of December 2022 is as follows:
As at the 11th of December 2022, there have been a total of 16,213 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate. In the latest week there were 40 deaths, one fewer than the previous week.
In more detail:
Age 45 – 64: 2 Deaths, Males
Age 65 – 74: 10 Deaths, 5 Female, 5 Male
Age 75 – 84: 11 Deaths, 7 Female, 4 Male
Age 85+: 17 Deaths, 9 Female, 8 Male
Of the 40 Deaths involving Covid – 1 death occurred in Orkney. Covid was the underlying cause in 19 of the Deaths.
There were a total of 1,287 deaths due to all causes. This was an excess on the 5 year average of 100 deaths.
Looking back to the same week (49) in 2020 and 2021.
2020 Week 49 – there were 233 deaths where Covid was involved – Covid was the underlying cause of 204.
2021 Week 49 – there were 86 deaths where Covid was involved – Covid was the underlying cause of 63.
The roll out and take up of the vaccination programme has made a huge difference to the number of people who are able to survive the virus.
In the UK as a whole the total number of people who have died where Covid has been registered on the death certificate is 210,085