Deaths involving COVID-19 – Week 24: 14 – 20 June 2021

As at 20 June, 10,150 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 14 – 20 June, 13 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, an increase of six deaths from the previous week.

There were four deaths in Glasgow City, two deaths in Perth and Kinross and one death in each of Dundee City, Falkirk, Highland, Midlothian, South Ayrshire, West Dunbartonshire, and West Lothian.

The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,046, 46, or 5%, more than the five-year average.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 13 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

“Three deaths were aged under 65, two were aged 65-74, and eight were over 75.

“Five were female and eight were male.

“Ten deaths occurred in hospitals, one occurred in a care home, and two deaths were at home or in a non-institutional setting.”

Deaths from respiratory diseases and dementia/Alzheimer’s were below average, although there were more deaths from circulatory causes, cancer, and other causes compared to the five-year average.