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

The data shows that between April 19 and April 25, there were three deaths in the area in which Covid was mentioned on the death certificate.

The new deaths come after two weeks running where no deaths relating to Covid-19 were reported, and means that the number of people who have died from Covid in West Dunbartonshire this year is 63.

The total number of Covid-related deaths recorded in West Dunbartonshire is 241 from when the pandemic began last March.

Figures from across the country as a whole reveal the lowest weekly death total for Scotland in six months.

A total of 23 deaths relating to Covid were registered across the country in the seven days to April 25 - down 1 from 24 the previous week.

In total, 10,078 deaths have been registered in Scotland where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate, according to the statistics.

Of these registered this week, the majority happened in hospital at 18, with three in care homes and two 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.