Published on 2nd March 2023 by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) is the weekly update for 2nd March 2023:
- As of 26th February 2023, there have been a total of 16,881 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.
- In week 08 there were 45 deaths involving COVID-19 (3 fewer than the previous week).
- The provisional total number of all deaths registered in Scotland in week 08 of 2023 (20th to 26th February) was 1,284 (46 or 4% above the 5-year average).
Those figures in more detail:
Age 45 – 64: 1 death, Male
Age 65 – 74: 10 deaths, 6 Female, 4 Male
Age 75 – 84: 12 deaths, 5 Female, 7 Male
Age 85+ : 22 deaths, 10 Female, 12 Male
There were 12 deaths in Care Homes, 2 at Home/Non Institutional Setting and 31 deaths in Hospital.
There were 1,284 deaths due to all causes. An excess of 46 deaths.
Of the 45 deaths involving Covid, Covid was the main cause in 29 of them
There were 119 respiratory deaths, 24 fewer than the five year average.
There were 339 Cancer deaths , an excess of 23 deaths over the five year average.
In the January monthly report NRS state: There have been nine deaths in Scotland in which the underlying cause of death was due to the adverse effects of vaccination against COVID-19, and four further deaths where an adverse effect was mentioned on the death certificate. . The latest available statistics show that 4.56 million people in Scotland have received at least one vaccine dose.