Glasgow’s main hospital has recorded most Covid deaths in Scotland, data shows
The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow has recorded the most coronavirus deaths in Scotland, new data shows.
The National Records of Scotland (NRS) has released a breakdown of coronavirus deaths by the hospital they occurred in.
Hospitals in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board area have recorded the most deaths.
The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital had 809 deaths, while Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary had 628, the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley 425 and Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock, 138.
In Lothian, Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary recorded 368 Covid-19 deaths, and the city’s Western General Hospital 152.
St John’s Hospital in Livingston had 134 deaths.
In Tayside, Ninewells Hospital in Dundee had 340 coronavirus fatalities while in Ayrshire and Arran the University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, had 339 and the University Hospital Ayr 186.
A total of 362 deaths took place in Lanarkshire’s University Hospital Wishaw, with 297 in University Hospital Monklands, Airdrie, and 282 in University Hospital Hairmyres in East Kilbride.
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary recorded the most deaths in Grampian with 261, Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert the most in Forth Valley with 315, and Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, had the most in Fife with 210.
Almost a third (30%) of people who have died with Covid-19 lived in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board area, according to NRS data, with 17% in Lanarkshire and 14% in Lothian.
NRS published the data along with its weekly breakdown of Covid-19 deaths.
It shows that 10,114 people have now died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus.
Four deaths relating to the virus were registered between May 17 and May 23, down two on the previous week.
This is the lowest weekly total since September 2020.
Two of these deaths were in South Lanarkshire, one in East Dunbartonshire and one in Falkirk.
The statistics are published weekly and cover all deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
They differ from the lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths announced daily by the Scottish Government because the NRS figures include suspected or probable cases of Covid-19.
Under that daily measure, 7,666 deaths have been recorded, with no deaths in the past 24 hours but 546 new cases.
The daily test positivity rate is 2.1%.
A total of 98 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed Covid-19, up one, with six patients in intensive care, no change.
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