This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.
If you require this information in a different format such as accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille, please email our diversity team.
You can also call us on 0300 020 3000. British Sign Language users should text on 07825 280346, specifying if you would prefer your reply by sms, text or email.
The COVID-19 death investigation statistics are issued monthly and provide details on the number of reports received by the COVID Deaths Investigation Team (CDIT).
This document reports the COVID-19 deaths in December 2021.
The Lord Advocate directed that from 21 May 2020, COVID-19 or presumed COVID-19 deaths where the deceased might have contracted the virus in the course of their employment or occupation, or where deceased is resident in a care home when the virus is contracted, should be reported to COPFS. This applies to deaths reportable by medical practitioners to the Procurator Fiscal which have already occurred before that date.
COPFS has established a COVID Deaths Investigation Team (CDIT) which is working closely with Police Scotland and other agencies to obtain the information it requires to identify and investigate these deaths.