Covid 19 in Scotland

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Deaths involving COVID-19

  •   Up to Sunday 27 September 2020, there were 4,257 deaths registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.

  •   Adjusting for age, people in the most deprived areas were twice as likely to die with COVID than those living in the least deprived areas.

  •   Mortality rates were over four times higher in large urban areas than in remote rural areas.

  •   Males were significantly more likely to die with COVID-19 than females once age was taken into account. Also, the average age at death for those who died with COVID-19 was 79 for males and 84 for females.

  •   47% of COVID-19 deaths registered to date occurred in hospitals. Another 46% of deaths took place in care homes and 7% at home or non-institutional settings.

  •   Adjusting for age and population, Scotland had the third highest excess death rate in Europe for COVID-19.