Published on 6th of January 2023 is the update from the National Records of Scotland on deaths involving Covid. It covers a longer period due to the holidays.
- As of 1st January 2023, there have been a total of 16,383 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.
- In week 51 there were 64 deaths involving COVID-19 (26 more than the previous week). In week 52 there were 67 deaths involving COVID-19 (3 more than the previous week).
- The provisional total number of all deaths registered in Scotland in week 51 of 2022 (19th to 25th December) was 1,612 (302 or 23% above the 5-year average). For week 52 (26th December to 1st January) there were 1,179 deaths (90 or 8% above the 5-year average)
Those figures in more detail for the 2 weeks covered
Week ending 19th December 2022
- Age 15-44: 1 death, Female
- Age 45-64: 5 deaths, 3 Female, 2 Male
- Age 65 – 74: 7 deaths, 2 Female, 5 Male
- Age 75 – 84: 22 deaths, 11 Female, 11 Male
- Age 85 + : 29 deaths, 17 Female, 12 Male
Week ending 26th December 2022
- Age 45 – 64: 6 deaths, 1 Female, 5 Male
- Age 65 – 74: 4 deaths, 1 Female, 3 Male
- Age 75 – 84: 25 deaths, 14 Female, 11 Male
- Age 85 +: 32 deaths, 13 Female, 19 Male
In the week ending 19th December 16 deaths were in Care Homes, 2 at Home/Non Institutional Setting and 46 in Hospital.
In the week ending 26th December 2022 16 deaths were in Care Homes, 4 at Home/ Non Institutional Setting, 46 in Hospital and 1 in an other institution.
In week 19th December there were 1,612 deaths due to all causes, 302 excess on the 5 year average. Of the 64 deaths involving Covid, Covid was the main cause in 41 of them.
In week 26th December there were 1,179 deaths due to all causes, 90 excess on the 5 year average. Of the 67 deaths involving Coivd, Covid was the main cause in 46 of them.
All covid rules and restrictions have been lifted in Scotland, but the virus has not gone away. COVID-19, colds and flu can spread more easily in the winter
We all still need to keep playing our part to protect ourselves and others. Stay well and make it safer for everyone this winter by:
- getting your vaccines if offered to ensure you are fully protected
- following the latest guidance if you are feeling unwell with symptoms or have a fever
- socialising in well-ventilated spaces where possible
- wearing a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport
- washing your hands and cleaning surfaces regularly
- knowing how to get the right care, in the right place
- knowing where to get support for your mental health and money worries
- keeping up to date with advice on staying healthy and being prepared for winter