Office For National Statistics In Scotland Week 19 - 4th May to 10th May
13th May 2020
(4 May to 10 May 2020).
Deaths involving COVID-19
As at 10 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 (4 May to 10 May), there were 415 where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, a decrease of 110 from the previous week (27 April to 3 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 noninstitutional 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 COVID19 (included suspected cases) was mentioned on the death certificate.
The provisional total number of deaths registered in Scotland in week 19 of 2020
(4 May to 10 May) was 1,434. This is a decrease of 245 from the number registered in the previous week.
The average number of deaths registered in the corresponding week over the previous five years was 1,034. There were 39% more deaths registered in week 19 of 2020 (4 May to 10 May) compared to the average. Of these 400 excess
96% (383) had COVID-19 as the underlying cause
7% (26) came from an increase in dementia and Alzheimer's deaths
4% (17) were due to an increase in deaths from other causes
deaths from cancer and respiratory diseases were lower than the average for this time of year.
Seethe full report at https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files//statistics/covid19/covid-deaths-report-week-19.pdf