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Deaths Involving COVID 19 – Week 44: 01 to 07 November 2021

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As at 7 November 2021, 11,818 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 1 to 7 November, 140 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, an increase of five deaths from the previous week.

25 deaths were aged under 65, 43 were aged 65-74, and there were 72 deaths in people aged 75 or over.

78 deaths were male and 62 were female.

Glasgow City (23 deaths), East Ayrshire (14 deaths) and North Lanarkshire (11 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level.

In total, 25 (out of 32) council areas had at least one death last week.

116 deaths were in hospitals, 10 were in care homes, and 14 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 140 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

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

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,288, which is 209, or 19%, more than the five-year average.”

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