HM General Register House
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Our ref: FoI/202100191047
15 April 2021
Dear J Grove,
Request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA)
Thank you for your request of 7 April 2021 under the Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).
You asked us:
“The NRS website states that ‘In the week 15-21 March, 65 deaths were registered
that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of 39 deaths from the
The NRS website goes on to state ‘Deaths from al causes are below average for
this time of year for the second week in succession. There were 67 fewer deaths
when compared with the five year average.’
What are the mean, median and mode ages of death involving COVID-19 that have
been recorded for Week 11: 15-21 March 2021 (n = 65)?”
Response to your request
I enclose a copy of the information you requested in the accompanying table which
outlines the required summary statistics for age at death for all deaths involving
coronavirus registered in Week 11 2021.
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