The line graphs above show the weekly excess deaths (deviation in mortality from the expected level).

In a report focusing mainly on comparison of the English data with that of other European countries, Sky News mentions, in passing that the rate of excess deaths is much higher in England than on Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland:

Sky News analysis has found that England is among the European countries with the highest number of “excess deaths” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Excess deaths are calculated by subtracting the expected number of deaths in a given period (based on past mortality rates) from the total number actually recorded. The figure helps give a truer picture of the impact of the virus than government death tolls.

The Scottish media have shown little interest in this though the FM was able to refer to the Scottish figure falling and being lower than in England & Wales in her briefing today.