As at 20 March 2022, 13,684 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 14 to 20 March, 118 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate.
This is the same number of deaths as in the previous week.
55 deaths were male, and 63 were female. 8 deaths were aged under 65, 21 were aged 65-74, and there were 89 deaths in people aged 75 or over.
City of Edinburgh (11 deaths), North Lanarkshire (11 deaths) and Highland (10 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level.
In total, 29 (out of 32) council areas had at least one death last week.
78 deaths were in hospitals, 32 were in care homes and 8 were at home or in a non-institutional setting.
Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:
“The latest figures show that last week there were 118 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
“This is the same number of deaths as in the previous week.
“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,245, which is 8% more than the five-year average.”