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COVID-19: Number of Scottish deaths with no underlying health condition: FOI release

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

Published:
29 Mar 2021
COVID-19: Number of Scottish deaths with no underlying health condition: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100160626
Date received: 30 Jan 2021
Date responded: 11 Mar 2021
Information requested

The figure of deaths in Scotland for the period of 3/3/2020 till 1/2/2021 of citizens whom have died solely of COVID-19 with no whatsoever underlying conditions.

Response

The answer to your question is 596 deaths involving COVID-19 has been registered where there was no pre-existing medical condition between March 2020 and January 2021 (including).

This information is available from National Records of Scotland (NRS), published on their website Deaths involving coronavirus (COVID-19) in Scotland | National Records of Scotland(nrscotland.gov.uk). NRS publish weekly figures on registered deaths where coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate and every month they also publish additional analysis, such as pre-existing medical conditions in deaths involving COVID-19. The figure for deaths from Covid-19 with no underlying conditions (596) can be found on Row 82, column C of Figure 9 data in NRS' latest monthly publication from 17 February https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/files//statistics/covid19/covid-deaths-21-data-week-06.xlsx

Should you have additional queries you may wish to contact National Records of Scotland directly at statisticscustomerservices@nrscotland.gov.uk who may be able to help you further.

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