As at 12 September, 10,688 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 06 – 12 September, 76 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, an increase of 18 deaths from the previous week.
12 people who died were aged under 65, 13 were of people aged 65-74 and 51 were over 75.
48 people who died were male and 28 were female.
There were 8 deaths in both Glasgow City and in North Lanarkshire, 7 deaths in South Lanarkshire, 6 deaths in Dundee City, and 5 deaths in City of Edinburgh.
In total, 26 council areas had at least one death involving COVID-19 last week.
Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:
“Today’s NRS figures show that there were 76 deaths in Scotland last week where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, an increase of 18 deaths on the previous week.
“Between March 2020 and August 2021, 93% of people who died with COVID had at least one pre-existing condition, the most common condition being dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.”