Covid Scotland: Coronavirus deaths almost double in a week, figures show
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That was up by 18 from the previous week’s total, NRS noted.
It means there have now been 14,858 deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
Covid deaths were registered in 21 of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas in the week ending June 12 – with North Lanarkshire and Perth and Kinross both having four fatalities.
Thirty-two of the 38 deaths took place in hospitals, five occurred in care homes, and one person died either at home or in an another non-institutional setting.
NRS data also shows that in more than nine out of 10 deaths involving Covid between March 2020 and May 2022, the person concerned had a pre-existing condition.
This was the case in 93% of the 14,831 deaths involving Covid-19 over the period – with almost a quarter of the people who died having had dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Meanwhile, 1,191 deaths from all causes were registered in Scotland in the week ending June 12 – 126 more than the five-year average for this week.
Pete Whitehouse, director of statistical services at NRS, said: “It is important to note that registered deaths will be higher than expected in week 23 due to bank holidays in week 22 causing fewer registrations that week.”