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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Out of these 4,649 deaths, how many were there where COVID-19 was recorded on the death certificate as the 'primary cause' of death?
The answer to your question is that of the 4,649 deaths in Scotland where COVID-19 was 'mentioned' on the death certificate, there were 4,289 where COVID-19 was recorded as the underlying cause of death.
The figure is from a spreadsheet published by National Records of Scotland as part of their Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland publication on 4th November.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House