The National Records of Scotland (NRS) has issued a report on the number of deaths involving Covid-19 during week 21: 24-30 May 2021.

As at 30 May, NrS reports that 10,122 deaths were registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

In the week 24-30 May, eight deaths were registered that mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate, an increase of four deaths from the previous week. 

There were two deaths in North Lanarkshire and two in Glasgow City. South Lanarkshire, Na h-Eileanan Siar, Falkirk and East Ayrshire all recorded one death.

The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,084. This was 39 deaths more than the five year average. 

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show a slight increase in deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, although numbers remain at very low levels. 

 “There were six Covid-19 related deaths in hospitals, none in care homes and two elsewhere.”