#Covid Deaths in Scotland Continue to Decrease, Weekly Update

Published by the National Record of Scotland is the weekly account on 1st June 2023 of the deaths registered.

  • The provisional total number of deaths registered in Scotland in week 21 of 2023 (22nd to 28th May) was 1,082 (4 or 0.4% above the 5-year average).  
  • As of 28th May 2023, there have been a total of 17,633 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.
  • In week 21 there were 13 deaths involving COVID-19 (12 fewer than the previous week).

Deaths Involving Covid

graph shows the deaths involving Covid in Scotland since the start of the pandemic with the highest point being in 663 in April 2020 then peaks and troughs and now a continued downward trend

Those figures in more details of deaths where Covid is mentioned on the death certificate.

Age 15 – 44: 1 death, male

Age 65 – 74: 3 deaths, 1 female, 2 male

Age 75 – 84: 5 deaths, 2 female, 3 male

Age 85+: 4 deaths, 3 female, 1 male

Of the 13 deaths involving Covid, Covid was the underlying cause in 9 of them.

Twelve of the deaths took place in Hospital and 1 at Home/Non Institutional Setting.

Looking at the same week since the pandemic started.

Covid underlying cause1116269
Covid on death certifiacte13184613

There were 1,082 deaths due to all causes, an excess taken over the 5 year average of 4 deaths.

There were excess deaths in: Cancer +11; Dementia/Alzheimer’s +5; Other Causes +15

graph of excess deaths in Scotland since the start of the pandemic which is mostly high

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