THE latest figures showing the number of deaths from Covid-19 in Argyll and Bute have been released.

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

It has now been five weeks running where no deaths relating to Covid-19 in the area were reported, and that means that the number of people who have died from the virus in Argyll and Bute this year remains 20.

The total number of Covid-related deaths recorded in Argyll and Bute is 106 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 one 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 National Records of Scotland (NRS) statistics.

Of those 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.