#Covid Related Deaths Down, Excess Deaths Continue to be Above 5 Year Average

Published by the National Records of Scotland, 27th of April 2023, Weekly Deaths Registered in Scotland:

  • In week 16 there were 69 deaths involving COVID-19 (4 fewer than the previous week). 
  • As of 23rd April 2023, there have been a total of 17,435 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.
  • The provisional total number of deaths registered in Scotland in week 16 of 2023 (17th to 23rd April) was 1,259 (156 or 14% above the 5-year average).  

Deaths Involving Covid

Graph showing deaths involving covid since the start of the pandemic

Those figures of deaths involving Covid in more details:

Age 45 – 64: 10 deaths, 3 Female, 7 Male

Age 65 – 74: 9 deaths, 5 Female, 4 Male

Age 75 – 84: 19 deaths, 7 Female, 12 Male

Age 85+ : 31 deaths, 16 Female, 15 Male

Of the 69 deaths involving Covid, Covid was the main underlying cause in 47 of them.

There were 7 deaths in Care Homes, 5 at Home/ Non Institutional Setting, 56 in Hospital and 1 in Other Institution.

In total there were 1,259 deaths registered, an excess taken over the 5 year period of 156 deaths.

Excess deaths occurred across all categories: Cancer +1, Dementia/Alzheimer’s +3, Circulatory +45, Respiratory + 11, and other causes +66

graph showing comparison of excess deaths over the 5 year period

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  1. Covid is still with us – in more ways than one……


    I received this from ‘Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice’…..

    “We need your help: The inquiry is considering only letting one family speak in Module 1

    Yesterday the Covid Inquiry made a deeply upsetting revelation. They are considering only allowing ONE bereaved family, from our 6,500 members, to speak in the first module on preparation for the pandemic. The module is a month long and they’ve proposed that this would be at the very end of the process.
    Baroness Hallet promised bereaved families that they would be at the heart of the Inquiry. Indeed, this inquiry is only happening because we put our hearts and souls into campaigning for it. However, here we have yet another attempt by the inquiry to silence us.
    With your help we will fight this, and any other attempt to silence bereaved families, every step of the way.
    Thanks to your support, we’ve been able to force the inquiry into ending the contracts they had with M&C Saatchi and 23Red to manage the listening exercise. Two companies who had been contracted by the inquiry to be responsible for ‘reaching those worst affected by the pandemic”, despite being paid millions by the Cabinet Office during the pandemic.
    With your support, we can keep up the fight to make sure that bereaved families are listened to at every stage of the inquiry. And the likes of Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock are made to answer for their actions.
    Please donate if you can to help give the bereaved a voice. Any financial support you can spare is hugely appreciated: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/covid-bereaved-must-be-heard-at-the-covid-inquiry

  2. This is pretty shocking, if not disturbing. In my opinion the government should have made the standard “call for evidence”. The way the inquiry is designed does not appear to be an appropriate and fully inclusive approach. I trust that at least submissions from Independent Sage will be able to inform the inquiry. But still, given over 200,000 deaths in this country, the bereaved families’ voices need to be listened to. Not just one…

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