COVID-19 death investigation statistics: October 2022

Reports of COVID-19 deaths received by the COVID Deaths Investigation Team in October 2022


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 October 2022.

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.