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BREAKING: National Records for Scotland confirms 656 new Coronavirus deaths in the community

As at 26 April, there have been a total of 2,272 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.

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The first mention of COVID-19 in a registered death certificate was the week beginning 16th March 2020.

Of the total number of deaths registered in week 17 (20 to 26 April), there were 656 where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, an increase of 4 from the previous week (13 to 19 April).

Some key facts below...

- Over a third (39%) of COVID-19 deaths registered to date related to deaths in care homes.

- 52% of deaths were in hospitals and 9% of deaths were at home or non-institutional settings.

- Almost three quarters (74%) of all deaths involving COVID-19 to date were of people aged 75 or over.

This number is different from the count of deaths published daily on the website, because the latter is based on deaths of those who have tested positive for COVID-19.


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