As at 19 December 2021, 12,372 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 13 – 19 December, 68 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of 17 deaths from the previous week.
16 deaths were aged under 65, 14 were aged 65-74 and there were 38 deaths in people aged 75 or over.
Glasgow City (13 deaths), City of Edinburgh (7 deaths) and South Lanarkshire (7 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level.
In total, 22 (out of 32) council areas had at least one death last week.
51 deaths were in hospitals, 6 were in care homes and 11 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 68 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
“This is 17 fewer deaths than the previous week.
“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,339, which is 103, or 8%, more than the five-year average.”