THE latest figures showing the number of deaths from Covid-19 in West Dunbartonshire have been released.

The data showed that between March 22-28, there were zero deaths in the area in which Covid was mentioned on the death certificate.

It's the first week West Dunbartonshire has gone without a death relating to Covid-19 since the week ending October 5, 2020.

Figures from across the country as a whole reveal the lowest figures since last year.

This week's numbers in West Dunbartonshire compare to two the previous week, and means that 57 people have died from Covid in West Dunbartonshire this year.

However, the total number of Covid-related deaths recorded in West Dunbartonshire is 235 from when the pandemic began last March.

In total, 9,958 deaths have been registered in Scotland where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate, according to the statistics.

Across Scotland, the figures show 61 deaths relating to Covid-19 were registered between March 22 and 28, down 5 on the previous week, and are the lowest figures so far this year.

Of these registered this week, the majority happened in hospital at 43, with five in care homes and 13 at home or in a non-institutional setting.

The statistics are published weekly and cover all deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

They differ from the lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths announced daily by the Scottish Government because the NRS figures include suspected or probable cases of Covid-19.