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COVID-19 Wider Impacts - Excess Deaths Edit

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. Clinical presentation may range from mild-to-moderate illness to pneumonia or severe acute respiratory infection.\r\n\r\nThe COVID-19 pandemic has wider impacts on individuals\u2019 health, and their use of healthcare services, than those that occur as the direct result of infection. Reasons for this may include:\r\n\r\n\u2022 Individuals being reluctant to use health services because they do not want to burden the NHS or are anxious about the risk of infection.\r\n\r\n\u2022 The health service delaying preventative and non-urgent care such as some screening services and planned surgery.\r\n\r\n\u2022 Other indirect effects of interventions to control COVID-19, such as mental or physical consequences of distancing measures.\r\n\r\nThis dataset provides information on trend data regarding the wider impact of the pandemic on the number of deaths in Scotland, derived from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) weekly deaths registration data. Data show recent trends in deaths (2020), whether COVID or non-COVID related, and historic trends for comparison (five-year average, 2015-2019). The recent trend data are shown by age group and sex, and the national data are also shown by broad area deprivation category (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation, SIMD).\r\n\r\nThis data is also available on the COVID-19 Wider Impact Dashboard.\r\nAdditional data sources relating to this topic area are provided in the Links section of the Metadata below. Information on COVID-19, including stay at home advice for people who are self-isolating and their households, can be found on NHS Inform.\r\n\r\nAll publications and supporting material to this topic area can be found in the weekly COVID-19 Statistical Report. The date of the next release can be found on our list of forthcoming publications.

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License UK Open Government Licence v3.0
Category Business and Economy, Health and Social Care
Maintainer Public Health Scotland
Date Created 2020-06-10
Date Updated 2022-12-07
Original dataset link https://www.opendata.nhs.scot/dataset/covid-19-wider-impacts-deaths

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