FIFE recorded the third highest number of Covid-related deaths in Scotland last week.

Latest figures from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show that between November 15 and 21, a total of seven people died in Fife with coronavirus mentioned on the death certificate.

It follows 15 deaths in the Kingdom the previous week.

The recent figures take the total of deaths in Fife to 628 since the start of the pandemic, with 318 recorded in 2021.

According to the NRS data, there were 94 deaths across Scotland, a decrease of 22 deaths from the previous week.

Of deaths involving COVID-19, 50 were male and 44 were female. A total of 69 deaths were in hospitals, 10 were in care homes and 14 were at home or in a non-institutional setting and one death was in another institutional setting.

Glasgow City recorded the highest number of deaths with 13 while eight were recorded in Falkirk. In total, 28 out of 32 council areas had at least one coronavirus-related death last week.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said: “The latest figures show that last week there were 94 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 22 fewer deaths than the previous week.

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,265, which is 126, or 11 per cent, more than the five year average.”