COVID deaths in Fife fall to just one per week

COVID deaths in Fife have fallen to single figures, the latest data shows.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 2:11 pm

The region is within touching point of zero losses as lockdown restrictions are lifted and society starts to resume.

For the past fortnight, just one death has been recorded each week - and there have been fewer than five each week since the beginning of March.

The data was released by the National Records of Scotland.

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Its figures for the week April 19-25 show 23 deaths were registered across Scotland that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate - a decrease of one from the previous week.

There were seven deaths in Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board area, four in Lanarkshire and three in both Lothian and Tayside.

Fife remains consistently lower than our regions.

The last time the Kingdom recorded deaths in double figures was week commencing February 15 when 11 people passed away.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said: “The latest figures show another slight reduction in deaths where COVID-19 has been the underlying cause or a contributory factor - but every single death remains a tragedy.

“We know families, friends, and communities across the country are still being affected by the loss of loved ones due to this virus.”He added that the majority of deaths across Scotland - 18 in total - occurred in hospitals, with three in care homes, and two occurring at home or in non-institutional settings.

The 1,103 deaths in Scotland from all causes registered last week remains slightly above the five year average, an increase of three per cent compared to 2015-2019.

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