FIFE recorded ZERO new coronavirus deaths last week.

The latest data available shows that during Week 27 – June 29 to July 5 – no coronavirus-related deaths were recorded in the Kingdom.

Figures published by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) include those fatalities where COVID-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

The current total remains at 200 and Fife currently has the eighth-lowest number of deaths across the 14 NHS health boards in Scotland.

A total of 75 people have died in local care homes, which accounts for 37.5 per cent of all coronavirus deaths in Fife.

The majority came in hospital where 108 people – 54 per cent – have lost their lives.

A further 17 people have died either at home or in a ‘non-institutional setting’, representing 8.5 per cent of the overall total.

The total of coronavirus-related deaths up to that date equates to 5.4 per 10,000 of the population.

The death total is different from the count of deaths published daily by the Scottish Government because the latter is based on deaths of those who have tested positive for COVID-19.

The NRS figures published include all deaths where COVID-19 (including suspected or probable cases) was mentioned on the death certificate.