As at 26th July, 4,201 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.
Between 20th and 26th July, eight deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, representing an increase of two deaths from the previous week.
This is the second lowest weekly total for deaths involving COVID-19 since the first death was recorded in early March.
Deaths involving COVID-19 accounted for 1% of all deaths registered from 20th to 26th July, a proportion which has fallen steadily from week 17, 20th to 26th April, when COVID-19 deaths accounted for 36% of all deaths.
Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:
“Loss of life from this virus is tragic and every death represents loss and heartbreak for families throughout the country.
“Today’s figures show eight more deaths due to COVID-19, a figure similar to last week and one which is significantly lower than the peak week in mid- April when 661 COVID-19 related deaths were registered.
“Monitoring the progress of this virus is important and National Records of Scotland will continue to work with Scottish Government and Health Protection Scotland (HPS) to understand it’s impact in Scotland.”