COVID in Fife: Region records no deaths for eighth successive week

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Fife has recorded no deaths linked to COVID for an eighth successive week, according to the latest figures.

The region produced its latest zero return for the week for June 21-27 according to the statistics from National Records of Scotland (NRS).

In Fife there were no deaths registered where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate throughout May or June.

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The last death was recorded in mid-April - one of only three people to die that month, one each week.

Inside ICU during the COVID pandemic (Pic: Michael Gillen)Inside ICU during the COVID pandemic (Pic: Michael Gillen)
Inside ICU during the COVID pandemic (Pic: Michael Gillen)

Numbers of deaths in Fife have also remained in single figures, despite the first cases of the Delta Variant being reported in Kirkcaldy.

The NRS confirmed that deaths across Scotland for June 21-27 period were up four from the previous week.

There were two in each of Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, City of Edinburgh, Clackmannanshire, East Ayrshire and Midlothian.

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Dundee City, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire all recorded one death each.

The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,043 - that’s 24, or 2%, more than the five year average.

Pete Whitehouse, director of statistical services, said: “The number of deaths has risen slightly in recent weeks but is still very low relative to the number of COVID-19 cases.

“Two deaths were aged under 65, five were aged 65-74 and there were ten deaths in people aged 75 or over. Four were female and thirteen were male.

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“Fourteen deaths were in hospitals, three deaths were at home or in a non-institutional setting. No care home deaths were registered in week 25.”

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