Apr 15, 2020

Quarter of Scottish coronavirus deaths in care homes

A quarter of Scottish deaths linked to coronavirus have occurred in care homes, new figures have suggested. The National Records of Scotland said 962 deaths had now been registered in Scotland where the virus was mentioned on the death certificate. The majority of these deaths occurred in hospital, but 25% were in care homes and 13% in other settings. Of the total, 596 deaths occurred in hospitals, 237 were in care homes and 128 were in the home or outside of care. This is why they are referred to by NRS as cases "Involving" coronavirus - the data captures all deaths where the virus was a confirmed, suspected or probable cause of death, either as an underlying cause or directly contributing to it.

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