#Covid Deaths Update 22.12.2022

The weekly update from National Records of Scotland of deaths involving Covid published on 22nd of December 2022 is as follows:

  • As of 18th December 2022, there have been a total of 16,252 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.
  • In week 50 there were 38 deaths involving COVID-19 (three fewer than the previous week). 
  • The provisional total number of all deaths registered in Scotland in week 50 of 2022 (12th to 18th December) was 1,302 (15 or 1% above the 5-year average).

In more detail:

Age 15 – 44: 1 Death, Female

Age 45 – 64: 1 Death, Female

Age 65 – 74: 11 Deaths, 4 Female, 7 Male

Age 75 – 84: 13 Deaths, 5 Female, 8 Male

Age 85+: 12 Deaths, 9 Female, 3 Male

There were 2 deaths in Care Homes, 3 at Home/ Non Institutional Setting and 33 deaths in Hospital.

There were 1,302 deaths due to all causes, 15 more than the 5 year average. In Orkney there were 6 deaths registered, one of which involved Covid.

Of the 38 Deaths where Covid was a factor, Covid was the underlying cause in 21 of them.

There were 12 deaths involving Influenza which was the underlying cause in 10 of them.

The next update will be on 6th of January 2023

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