#Covid Deaths in Scotland Continue to Decline

Published by the National Records of Scotland on 20th July 2023 are the weekly deaths

  • The provisional total number of deaths registered in Scotland in week 28 of 2023 (10th of July to 16th July) was 1,083 (2 or <1% above the 5-year average).
  • As of 16th of July 2023, there have been a total of 17,723 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.
  • In week 28 there were 4 deaths involving COVID-19 (4 fewer than the previous week). 

Those figures in more detail. Firstly, Deaths where Covid is mentioned on the Death Certificate.

There were 4 deaths where Covid was mentioned on the death certificate, Covid was the underlying cause in three of those. All the deaths were male. One aged 65 – 74, two aged 75 – 84 and one aged 85+. One death took place at home/non institutional setting and 3 in hospital.

There were 1,083 deaths due to all causes an excess of 2 , taken over a 5 year average.

There were excess deaths in: Cancer +8; Dementia/Alzheimer’s +12; Respiratory +4; and other causes +17

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