The latest figures on deaths related to Covid-19 in West Dunbartonshire have been revealed.

Official statistics show that between Monday, May 24 and Sunday, May 30, there were no deaths in the area in which Covid was mentioned on the death certificate.

The new figures mean that there has not been a death relating to Covid-19 in West Dunbartonshire for a month for the first time in 2021.

The last time the area went a month without a Covid-19 death was August 2020.

It means that the number of people who have died from Covid in West Dunbartonshire in 2021 remains at 65.

The total number of Covid-related deaths recorded in West Dunbartonshire is 243 from when the pandemic began last March.

Figures from across the country as a whole reveal a rise in deaths over the past week.

A total of eight deaths relating to Covid were registered across the country in the seven days to May 30 - up from four the previous week.

In total, 10,122 deaths have been registered in Scotland where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate, according to the statistics.

Of these registered this week, six happened in hospital 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.