THE latest figures on deaths related to Covid-19 in Argyll and Bute 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 Argyll and Bute for 10 weeks.

The number of people who have died from Covid in the area in 2021 remains at 20, while 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 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 those 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.