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Deaths Involving COVID-19 Week 43: 25 – 31 October, 2021

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As at 31 October, 11,672 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 25 to 31 October, 133 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, an increase of two deaths from the previous week.

22 deaths were of people aged under 65, 24 were aged 65-74 and there were 87 deaths in people aged 75 or over.

69 deaths were male, and 64 were female.

Glasgow City (14 deaths), North Ayrshire (10 deaths) and South Lanarkshire (10 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level.

In total, 30 (out of 32) council areas had at least one death last week.

102 deaths occurred in hospitals, 21 were in care homes, and 10 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 133 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

“This is two more deaths than the previous week.”

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,324, which is 272, or 26%, more than the five-year average.”

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