Dear National Records of Scotland,
Following a tweet by a junior doctor on approximately 16th May 2021 that began “now hearing of multiple deaths following last night” with calls to ban the gathering of football fans after the events in Glasgow on 15th May 2021. I’d be obliged if you could furnish me with the data showing the realities behind this tweet, specifically:
- What number of people died between 15th and 16th May that has been directly attributed to the gathering on 15th?
- What was the total figure of deaths in Scotland between 15th and 16th May?
- What was the leading cause of death in Scotland on both days of 15th and 16th May?
Please find attached the response from National Records of Scotland to your recent Freedom of Information request.
NRS FOI Team
20 May 2021
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