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 1,064 confirmed positive Covid tests in West Dunbartonshire in the seven days to September 4 - a seven-day rate per 100,000 population of 1,204.4, and a slight rise on the figure of 1,139.9 for the week to August 28.

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

Official statistics show that between Monday, August 30 and Sunday, Septmber 5, West Dunbartonshire recorded no deaths related to Covid-19.

The figure remains the same from a week earlier when there were also no deaths 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 83.9 per cent of those aged 30-39 have had a first Covid vaccine dose in the area, with 71.9 per cent receiving their second.

For those aged 18-29, 74.0 per cent have had their first Covid vaccine dose, and 53.2 per cent have had their second.

Almost all people over 40 have had their first and second doses.

Across Scotland there have been 58 Covid-related deaths in the past week, a rise of 10 from 48 the previous week.

It means that as of Sunday, 10,612 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.