COVID-19 deaths at Ninewells Hospital: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

How many people have passed away in Ninewells hospital solely from Covid-19? As in, they were admitted into Ninewells and died due to Covid-19 only. 

I would like to know the exact figure from 1st February 2020 to 1st January 2021 of people who have died due to Covid-19 only and not any other existing or underlying issue.


While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. The reasons why we don't have the information are explained below.

The Scottish Government does not have the information you have asked for because the Scottish Government is not responsible for statistics on death registrations. National Records of Scotland (NRS) is responsible for these statistics.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

However, you may wish to contact NRS at who may be able to help you.

NRS publishes statistics on deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) at the link below. They include statistics on where COVID-19 was the underlying cause, but don't provide a breakdown for individual hospitals. Of the 464 deaths in Tayside involving COVID-19 between 1st March 2020 and 31st December 2020, COVID-19 was the underlying cause in 415 of them. Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland | National Records of Scotland (

NHS Scotland provides advice on the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine at the link below. NHS Scotland strongly recommends you get the vaccine when offered it The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (


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