TWO more lives have been lost in Argyll and Bute in which Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, according to the latest official statistics.

The figures released today (Wednesday) by the National Records of Scotland cover the period from Monday, October 4 to Sunday, October 10.

The two deaths in the area come after the two deaths confirmed last week - meaning there have now been eight deaths related to the virus in the area in three weeks.

During the seven days to Sunday, October 10, there were 14 Covid-related deaths in Glasgow, 10 in nearby West Dunbartonshire, and nine in West Lothian.

The number of deaths in Argyll and Bute in which Covid was mentioned on the death certificate now stands at 32 since the beginning of this year, and 118 since the start of the pandemic.

For the week to October 9, Argyll and Bute had 201 confirmed positive Covid tests, giving a rate of 235.3 positive tests per 100,000 people.

By comparison, for the week to October 2 there were 222 confirmed positive tests in the area, a rate of 259.9 per 100,000 of population.