According to the most recent official estimates, a child under the age of one has died from Covid-19 in Scotland.
The little girl is the youngest person in Scotland to die – and the only one in the world to die under the age of 15.
Between December 14 and 20, the baby’s death was reported, along with 202 other deaths that week.
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6,298 Scots with covid on their death certificate had died by December 20, according to National Record of Scotland (NRS) records. 4750 of those casualties were over the age of 75 and 40 were under the age of 44.
Justice Minister Humza Yousaf tweeted his condolences, saying, “Of course, any death is a tragedy. I can’t imagine the pain and anguish that the parents of this baby are going through.”
Just the most terrible news. Of course, any death is a tragedy. I can’t imagine the suffering and misery that the parents of this baby are going through.
To avoid the spread of the virus, a tragic reminder for us to do all in our capacity. https://t.co/NF603Kel2f
– Humza Yousaf (@HumzaYousaf) 23/12/2020
NRS figures capture deaths, either as an underlying cause of death or a contributing cause, where Covid-19 is listed on the death certificate.
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According to the figures, so far in 2020, there have been 62,415 deaths from all causes, compared to an average of 57,760 in five years – an excess of 4,655.
Excess casualties are counted above the five-year average, with the peak year in 40 years being 2020.