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Deaths Involving COVID-19 Week 06: 7 – 13 February 2021

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As at 13 February 2022, 13,157 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

In the week 7 to 13 February, 79 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of 39 deaths from the previous week.

59 deaths were aged 75 or older, 15 were aged 65 to 74 and 5 were under 65.

38 were female and 41 were male.

There were 13 deaths in Glasgow City, 8 in City of Edinburgh and 6 in Fife.

In total 27 council areas (out of 32) had at least one death involving COVID-19 last week.

52 were in hospitals, 23 were in care homes and 4 were at home or a non-institutional setting.

Our monthly analysis shows that the age-standardised rate of COVID-related deaths was higher in January 2022 (115 per 100,000) compared to December 2021 (66 per 100,000).

Throughout the pandemic, the highest rate of COVID-related deaths was 585 per 100,000 people in April 2020.

Of the 13,061 deaths involving COVID-19 between March 2020 and January 2022, 93% (12,115) had at least one pre-existing condition, with the most common being dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 79 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

“This is 39 fewer deaths than the previous week.

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,226, which is 41, or 3%, fewer than the five-year average.”

There have been seven deaths in Scotland in which the underlying cause of death was due to the adverse effects of vaccination against COVID-19, and one death where an adverse effect was mentioned on the death certificate.

This is an increase of one from the figure reported last month.

By 31 January 2022, statistics from Public Health Scotland state that 4.4 million people had been given at least one vaccine dose.

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