As at 3 October, 11,134 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 27 September to 03 October, 141 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, 26 fewer deaths than last week.
22 deaths were of people aged under 65, 30 were aged 65-74 and there were 89 deaths in people aged 75 or over.
84 deaths were male, and 57 were female.
Glasgow City (17 deaths), City of Edinburgh (15 deaths), and South Ayrshire (13 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level.
In total, 28 out of Scotland’s 32 council areas had at least one death last week.
Nine COVID-related deaths occurred at home or in non-institutional settings, 109 deaths were in hospitals and there were 23 deaths in care homes.
Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:
“The latest figures show that last week there were 141 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
“This is 26 fewer deaths than last week.
“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,242, which is 196, or 19%, more than the five-year average.”