Deaths involving COVID-19 – Week 22: 31 May – 06 June 2021

As at 6 June, 10,130 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

In the week 31 May – 6 June, eight deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, the same number of deaths as the previous week.

There were three deaths in South Ayrshire and two in both Glasgow City and North Lanarkshire.

The Scottish Borders recorded one death.

The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,051, 3% more than the five-year average.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

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

“One death was aged under 65, two were aged 65-74, and five were over 75.

“Seven deaths occurred in hospitals, and one occurred in a care home.”