More than 140 deaths related to Covid were recorded in Scotland during the past week. 

New data from National Records of Scotland (NRS) show that 141 deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate were registered between 27 September and 3 October. 

According to the NRS tally, the Scottish death toll from the virus is now 11,134. The number recorded last week was 26 fewer than the preceding seven days.

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Of the most recent fatalities, 22 were of people aged under 65, 30 were aged 65-74 and there were 89 deaths in people aged 75 or over. A total of 84 deaths were male, and 57 were female.

Glasgow City (17 deaths), City of Edinburgh (15 deaths), and South Ayrshire (13 deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level. In total, 28 out of Scotland’s 32 council areas had at least one death last week.

Nine COVID-related deaths occurred at home or in non-institutional settings, 109 deaths were in hospitals and there were 23 deaths in care homes.

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Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said: “The latest figures show that last week there were 141 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 26 fewer deaths than last week.”

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,242, which is 196, or 19%, more than the five year average.”