National Records of Scotland have reported the number of deaths which have been registered involving COVID-19 for Week 34: 23 – 29 August 2021.

As at 29 August, 10,554 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

In the week 23 – 29 August, 48 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, an increase of seven deaths from the previous week.

28 deaths were of people aged over 75, 11 were people aged 65-74 and nine were under 65. 28 of the people who died were male and 20 were female.

There were seven deaths in the Scottish Borders, six in Glasgow City and five in East Lothian. 36 people died in hospital, seven in care homes and five at home. 

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“Today’s NRS figures show that there were 48 deaths in Scotland last week where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, an increase of seven on the previous week’s figure.”

“Deaths from all causes were 10% higher than average for the equivalent week in the period 2015 to 2019. This is the 14th consecutive week where deaths have been above average.”