As at 10 April 2022, 14,202 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 4 to 10 April, 139 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of 33 deaths from the previous week.
111 deaths were aged 75 or older, 18 were aged 65 to 74, and 10 were under 65.
67 were female and 72 were male.
There were 15 deaths in North Lanarkshire, 14 in Highland, 11 in Glasgow City, and 10 in Fife.
In total, 30 council areas (out of 32) had at least one death involving COVID-19 last week.
71 deaths occurred in hospitals, 51 were in care homes, 16 were at home or a non-institutional setting, and there was one death in another institution type.
Our monthly analysis shows that the age-standardised rate of COVID-related deaths was higher in March 2022 (145 per 100,000) compared to February 2022 (83 per 100,000)
Throughout the pandemic, the highest rate of COVID-related deaths was 585 per 100,000 people in April 2020.
Of the 14,106 deaths involving COVID-19 between March 2020 and March 2022, 93% (13,113) 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 139 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
“This is 33 fewer deaths than the previous week.
“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,222, which is 120, or 11%, more than the five-year average.”
There have been nine deaths in Scotland in which the underlying cause of death was due to the adverse effects of vaccination against COVID-19, and two further deaths where an adverse effect was mentioned on the death certificate.
This is no increase from the figure reported last month.
By 31 March 2022, statistics from Public Health Scotland state that 4.4 million people had been given at least one vaccine dose.