Deaths Involving COVID-19 Week 28 – 6th to 12th July 2020

As at 12th July, 4,187 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, an increase of 13 deaths from the previous week, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Updated analysis, covering the period from 1st March to 30th June, on mortality by occupation, deprivation, pre-existing conditions and by urban and rural areas has also been published today.

The key findings remain similar to those published last month, for the period 1st March to 31st May and show:

Of all deaths involving COVID-19 between March and June 2020, 92% had at least one pre-existing condition.

The most common main pre-existing condition was dementia and Alzheimer’s disease representing 31%.

People in the most deprived areas were 2.1 times more likely to die with COVID-19 than those living in the least deprived areas.

The highest number of deaths involving COVID-19 of working people aged between 20-64 by occupation group were among process, plant and machine operatives.

People living in larger urban areas were over four times more likely to die with COVID-19 than those in remote locations.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:

“Every death from this virus is a tragedy and these statistics represent the heartbreak of many families across the country who have lost loved ones.

“Today’s publication includes updated analysis on mortality by occupation, deprivation, leading causes of death, pre-existing conditions and urban rural classification.

“We have also provided an updated breakdown by local area.

“This additional analysis provides important information on the progression and impact of the virus and we will continue to work alongside Public Health Scotland and the Scottish Government to provide robust information.”