NRS figures: Covid-19 deaths close to returning to pre-lockdown levels

A total of 13 deaths were recorded in the last week, compared to 11 in the week before lockdown was imposed on Scotland.

Deaths from Covid-19 have almost returned to pre-lockdown levels, say the NRS.

Deaths from Covid-19 have dropped to levels not seen since before the lockdown for the first time since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

The weekly release of figures by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) which counts the number of deaths from confirmed or suspected coronavirus showed an extra 13 deaths were registered between July 6 and July 12.

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That is down five compared on the previous week and is the closest to pre-lockdown figures seen throughout the pandemic.

In the week starting March 16, the week prior to lockdown, 11 deaths were recorded by the NRS.

A total of 4,187 people have died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus, overall, say the NRS.

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.

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