The latest figures on Covid deaths in West Dunbartonshire have been released as the area continues to have one of the highest infection rates in the country.

Public Health Scotland said there were 1,007 confirmed positive Covid tests in West Dunbartonshire in the seven days to August 28 - a seven-day rate per 100,000 population of 1,139.9, and a steep rise on the figure of 696.2 for the week to August 21.

West Dunbartonshirecurrently has the third highest infection rate area in Scotland behind East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire, despite the roll-out of vaccines.

Official statistics show that between Monday, August 23 and Sunday, August 29, West Dunbartonshire recorded no deaths related to Covid-19.

The figure has fallen from a week earlier when one death was registered related to Covid-19.

It means that the number of people who have died from Covid in West Dunbartonshire in 2021 remains at 73.

The total number of Covid-related deaths recorded in the area is 251 from when the pandemic began last March.

A total of 83.5 per cent of those aged 30-39 have had a first Covid vaccine dose in the area, with 70.6 per cent receiving their second.

Across Scotland there have been 48 Covid-related deaths in the past week, a reise of seven from 41 the previous week.

It means that as of Sunday, 10,554 deaths have now been registered in Scotland with Covid-19 mentioned on the death certificate.

The National Records of Scotland 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.