Scotland records 47 coronavirus deaths in past week

A total 10,268 deaths have now been registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

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A total 10,268 deaths have now been registered in Scotland.

A total of 10,268 deaths have now been registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, new statistics show.

In the week July 12 to 18, there were 47 coronavirus-linked deaths recorded, an increase of 16 on the previous week, said National Records of Scotland (NRS).

There were 11 deaths in Glasgow City, six in the City of Edinburgh, and five in Dundee City, while 19 council areas had at least one death last week, it said.

NRS figures include deaths where “suspected” or “probable” Covid-19 appears on the death certificate.

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Director of statistical services at the NRS, Pete Whitehouse, said: “Eleven deaths were aged under 65, seven were aged 65 to 74 and there were 29 deaths in people aged 75 or over. Twenty-seven were male and 20 were female.

“Thirty-eight deaths were in hospitals, four deaths occurred in care homes, four were at home or in a non-institutional setting, and there was one death in another institutional setting.”

Overall, there were 1,125 deaths registered in Scotland in week 28 of 2021 – 10% more deaths than the five-year average for week 28.