Deaths involving coronavirus in Scotland by NRS shows 415 extra Coronavirus deaths in the community
As at 10th May, there have been a total of 3,213 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate. 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 19 (4th May to 10th May), there were 415 where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, a decrease of 110 from the previous week (27th April to 3rd May). This is the second weekly reduction in a row.
Deaths involving COVID-19 as a proportion of all deaths has changed from:16% in week 14; 31% in week 15; 34% in week 16; 36% in week 17; 31% in week 18; to 29% in week 19.
45% of COVID-19 deaths registered to date related to deaths in care homes. 48% of deaths were in hospitals and 7% of deaths were at home or non-institutional settings.
The proportion of COVID-19 deaths which took place in care homes has risen over time but has dropped back slightly in the latest week to represent 57% of all COVID-19 deaths. The number of deaths in care homes fell for a second week, by 76 to 238.
Three quarters (76%) 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 gov.scot website, because the latter is based on deaths of those who have tested positive for COVID-19. The NRS figures published here include all deaths where COVID-19 (included suspected cases) was mentioned on the death certificate.
This week’s publication includes some additional in-depth analyses for deaths which occurred in Scotland during March and April