Scotland Records A Constant Decrease In Coronavirus Deaths

The most recent figures revealed that there has been a constant decrease in the number of coronavirus deaths in Scotland.

Image copyThe number of people dying with coronavirus in Scotland has been falling throughout May
Scotland deaths/Picture credit: BBC

The most recent figures revealed a constant decrease in the number of coronavirus deaths in Scotland.

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The records proved that for the past 28 days the death toll has fallen continuously. In the week ending 24 May, the National Records of Scotland (NRS) released figures showing 230 deaths which was 105 lower than the previous week.

However, care homes still account for most deaths recorded in last week`s figures. About 54% of recorded deaths were related to care homes, though the percentage has been falling in recent weeks from as high as 60%.

Figures have also shown that one in every three people who died as a result of the coronavirus have been aged 75 and above.

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that the statistical trends have given “grounds for optimism” ahead of the expected easing of coronavirus lockdown in Scotland. As expected, on Thursday she will slightly ease the restrictions of the country.

In another statement she said: “What we have all done so far has made a difference. Everyone has played a part in slowing the spread of the virus, protecting the NHS and saving lives. As we start to emerge from lockdown that cooperation will become more important than ever.”

Ms Sturgeon unveiled a four-phase “road map” last week that is aimed at restarting society while limiting the spread of the coronavirus.

Outdoor activities like golf and fishing will be allowed to resume as well as outdoor work like agriculture and forestry.

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