COVID in Falkirk: Latest weekly data shows rise in number of deaths

Falkirk has recorded seven more deaths linked to COVID-19 – an increase from the previous week.

By Allan Crow
Wednesday, 8th December 2021, 12:54 pm

The latest data published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) cover the week beginning December 5.

It recorded even deaths in the region where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate.

That was up from four the previous week.

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In the week covered, a total of 88 deaths were registered across Scotland.

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A total of 22 were aged under 65, 16 were aged 65-74, and there were 50 deaths in people aged 75 or over.

Glasgow City recorded 12 deaths, Falkirk and North Lanarkshire seven each.

In total, 75 deaths were in hospitals, four in care homes, and nine at home.

Pete Whitehouse, director of statistical services, said: “The latest figures show that last week there were 88 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

"This is 10 fewer deaths than the previous week.”

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