The latest number of Covid-19 cases was 6,734 cases announced yesterday. The next set of figures will be available at 2pm today.

The First Minister will address MSPs at Holyrood on Tuesday to update them on the Covid-19 pandemic but she has already said that there will be no new Covid rules ahead of Christmas Day at the end of this week. But last week Ms Sturgeon said that to stay safe everyone should keep their contact with anyone else to a minimum.

And new guidance was issued to businesses to reintroduce physical distancing and one-way systems at the end of last week.

At Edinburgh Castle visits were suspended from Sunday afternoon due to a Covid outbreak, but Historic Environment Scotland confirmed that the castle will reopen on Tuesday following a deep clean. White Christmas at Edinburgh Playhouse has been cancelled.

DATEDAILY CASESLOTHIANNEW TESTSTEST POSITIVITY RATEDEATHS REPORTED TODAYDEATH STATISTICS ACCORDING TO DAILY MEASUREMENTICUHOSPITALPOSITIVE CASES DURING PANDEMICFIRST DOSES OF VACCINE IN LAST DAY SECOND DOSES OF VACCINE IN LAST DAY TOTAL BOOSTER VACCINE DOSESTOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE – FIRST DOSESTOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE – TWO DOSES
21 December 2021
20 December 20216,7341,68249,21315.2%09,78138516806,6959581,7632,561,4804,372,1293,993,642
19 December 2021
18 December 2021
17 December 20214,3361,04747,08210.1%79,77133522788,1561,3592,3302,377,1704,367,7983,986,305
16 December 20215,9511,18660,16210.8%189,76434531783,8281,6372,7952,313,8434,366,4393,983,975
12 December 20214,002*93042,05710.2%037541757,8131,2342,0172,116,2284,362,4683,973,761
11 December 20214,087*44,3909.9%12335522,076,0844,361,1973,971,488
10 December 20215,0189.3%199,707405732,000,9154,358,7253,967,477
9 December 2021
8 December 20213,07749840,4018.1%119,67241582749,6201,961,5884,357,5673,965,437
7 December 20213,060*53735,562*9.2%*129,66138576746,5499991,5221,922,6044,355,0633,962,203
6 December 20213,894*73132,166*12.8%*09,64943591743,4961,9602,5191,889,2854,354,0643,960,681
5 December 2021
4 December 2021
3 December 2021
2 December 20213,00243242,8197.4%279,61848680733,3291,1781,8061,755,6944,349,0583,953,170
1 December 2021
30 November 20212,56943223,76111.5%109,57254706727,5498811,2531,687,7924,346,7363,949,736
23 November 20212,52741823,30611.6%179,49560743709,3998851,1861,469,4234,340,1623,940,314
22 November 20212481*38523,083*11.4%09,47859750706,8749551,1791,437,8234,339.2773,939,128
20 November 20212,75645831,5759.3%119,47861767701,7191,2081,4991,375,7794,337,0893,939,594
19 November 2021
18 November 2021
17 November 20213,36040,4128.8%139,41957774691,9391,261 1,3921,270,0104,332,8353,931,709
14 November 20213,07743631,38410.3%19,38956765683,5307035651,183,7694,327,3403,924,870
10 November 20213,85249644,4349.1%199,33261778670,7298671,4781,050,5994,325,3073,920,006
9 November 20212,23335519,45912.0%209,31357753666,8808911,3181,017,3594,324,4403,918,528
8 November 2021
7 November 20212,90827,54011.1%29,29357793662,64480771997,9454,321,3823,914,425
6 November 2021
5 November 2021
4 November 2021
3 NOVEMBER 20213,495*47749,462*7.5%*209,20963935651,1691,4001,570755,4764,321,7703,911,823
2 NOVEMBER 2021
1 NOVEMBER 2021

Deaths involving COVID-19 Week 49: 6 – 12 December 2021


As at 12 December 2021, 12,303 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 6 to 12 December, 84 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of seven deaths from the previous week. 

17 deaths were aged under 65, 16 were aged 65-74 and there were 51 deaths in people aged 75 or over. 44 were female and 40 were male.

There were 11 deaths in Glasgow City, eight in Aberdeenshire, and eight in Fife. In total, 23 council areas (out of 32) had at least one death involving COVID-19 last week..

64 were in hospitals, 11 were in care homes, and nine were at home or a non-institutional setting.

Our monthly analysis shows that the age-standardised rate of COVID-related deaths was lower in November 2021 (95 per 100,000 people) compared to October 2021 (126 per 100,000 people).

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“The latest figures show that last week there were 84 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is seven fewer deaths than the previous week.”

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,314, which is 174, or 15%, more than the five year average.”

Adverse effects of vaccination against COVID-19 were recorded as the underlying cause of five deaths in Scotland since the pandemic began. One additional death occurred in November 2021 where an adverse effect was mentioned on the death certificate, although it was not the underlying cause of death. By 30 November 2021 statistics from Public Health Scotland state that 4.4 million people had been given at least one vaccine dose.

Of the 12,210 deaths involving COVID-19 between March 2020 and November 2021, 93% (11,326 people) had at least one pre-existing condition.  Just under one quarter of people whose death involved COVID-19 had dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.