Published by National Records of Scotland on 16th February 2023 are the deaths involving Covid as follows:
As at the 12th of February 2023, there have been a total of 16,780 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate. In the latest week there were 35 deaths, 5 more than the previous week.
Those figures in more detail:
Age 15 – 44: 1 death, Female
Age 45 – 64: 4 deaths, 1 Female, 3 Male
Age 65 – 74: 5 deaths, 4 Female, 1 Male
Age 75 – 84: 12 deaths, 6 Female, 6 Male
Age 85+: 13 deaths, 5 Female, 8 Male
There were 3 deaths in Care Homes, 1 at Home/Non-Institutional Setting and 31 in Hospital.
There were 1,315 deaths due to all causes, an excess of 43 over the 5 year average.
Of the 35 Deaths involving Covid, Covid was the main cause in 23 of them
There were 157 deaths due to Respiratory causes.
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.
To protect yourself and keep others safe:
- if you have symptoms of a virus, cold or flu, try to stay at home and avoid contact with others – if you do need to go out, wear a well-fitting face covering – read more about looking after yourself during the winter
- get your vaccines if offered to ensure you are fully protected
- follow the latest NHS guidance if you are feeling unwell – and know how to get the right care in the right place
- wear a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport
- socialise in well-ventilated spaces where possible
- wash your hands and clean surfaces regularly
- know where to get support for your mental health and money worries