As at 26 September, 10,991 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 20 – 26 September, 165 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, 30 more than last week.
28 deaths were of people aged under 65, 28 were aged 65-74 and there were 109 deaths in people aged 75 or over.
76 deaths were male, 89 were female.
Glasgow City (23 deaths), South Lanarkshire (14 deaths) and Renfrewshire (11 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level.
In total, 27 out of 32 council areas had at least one death last week.
124 deaths occurred in hospitals, 21 were in care homes and 20 were at home or in a non-institutional setting.
Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:
“The latest figures show that last week there were 165 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
“This is 30 more deaths than last week, and represents the highest weekly total we have seen since late February.”
“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,212, which is 205, or 20%, more than the five-year average.”