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Coronavirus: More fall in Scotland’s death rate

Coronavirus: More fall in Scotland’s death rate
Image copyright Getty Images The number of people dying with coronavirus in Scotland has fallen for the third consecutive week.Figures from the National Records of Scotland showed that 332 deaths involving the virus were registered between 11 and 17 May.This was 83 fewer than the previous week, and brings the total number of deaths to…

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Figures from the National Records of Scotland showed that 332 deaths including the virus were registered in between 11 and 17 May.

Regardless of the decrease, care homes continued to account for more than half of all deaths involving the virus in Scotland.

And the 1,623 deaths recorded in care homes since the start of the pandemic is now practically as high as the 1,664 deaths that have actually taken place in Scotland’s health centers.

Where have Scotland’s Covid-19 deaths happened?

Ms Sturgeon said she would support a Labour proposition for help to be provided to care workers who lose on pay while self-isolating after testing favorable for the virus.

Social care employees who have become infected and have to self-isolate currently receive ₤9585 each week in statutory ill pay.

Ms Sturgeon said: “Without blaming anybody or attempting to pass the dollar, I do believe it’s truly essential we deal with employers to ensure employers are doing the best thing and satisfying their responsibilities towards the personnel who work for them.”

The overall number of deaths from all causes recorded in Scotland over the week to 17 May was 1,415 – 351 more than the typical number of deaths tape-recorded for the same week in the previous 5 years.

Covid-19 was the underlying cause of death in 297 of these 351 so-called “excess deaths”, while 17 were triggered by dementia and Alzheimer’s, 16 was because of cancer and 57 were from other causes.

Nevertheless, deaths from breathing diseases were actually 11%lower than the average for this time of year.

The NRS figures are released weekly and consist of all deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was either confirmed as, or believed of being, a contributing factor.

The very first minister said on Wednesday that 14,751 people have actually now checked positive for the virus in Scotland, a rise of 96 from the day before.

Separately, Public Health Scotland has released preliminary analysis which Ms Sturgeon said recommended there has actually not been a greater level of coronavirus cases amongst the country’s black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) neighborhoods than would be anticipated, offered the size of the population.

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