National Records of Scotland: Covid-related death toll reaches 4,119

New figures from the National Records of Scotland were released this afternoon.

A total of 4,119 people have died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus, according to the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Forty-nine deaths relating to Covid-19 were registered between June 15 and June 21, down 20 on the previous week – the lowest weekly total since mid-March.

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A total of 39 excess deaths – deaths above the five-year average – were recorded in this week.

A total of 4,119 people have died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus, according to the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

Forty-one percent of all registered deaths involving Covid-19 in this week occurred in care homes, and the number of deaths in care homes fell for the eighth week, by 15 to 20.

The statistics are published weekly and account for all deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

They differ from the lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths announced daily by the Scottish Government because they include suspected or probable cases of Covid-19.

The NRS figures also showed that there have been 4,917 excess deaths in Scotland between March 16 and June 21.

The number is calculated by taking the total number of deaths registered minus the average number of deaths registered in the same period.

Of these, 2,463 excess deaths were in care homes, 72 per cent above average; and 2,329 excess deaths were at home or in non-institutional settings, 58 per cent above average.

133 excess deaths were in hospitals, just 2 per cent above average, but a decrease since an early peak during this period.

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