FIFE has now recorded over 700 coronavirus-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. 

A total of 13 people sadly passed away in the Kingdom between January 23 and 30 with COVID-19 mentioned on the death certificate - taking the overall covid death toll to 706. 

The weekly figure was three less in comparison to last week but Fife continues to have the second-highest death toll across Scotland for the second week in a row. 

The latest figures from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) revealed that there were 121 COVID-19 related deaths registered across Scotland, a decrease of 25 deaths from the previous week.

The council with the highest number of deaths was Glasgow City with 16 deaths while North Lanarkshire recorded 12 deaths. In total, 29 (out of 32) council areas had at least one death last week.

Of the 59 men and 62 women who died, 15 were aged under 65, 22 were aged 65-74, and there were 84 deaths in people aged 75 or over.

A total of 75 deaths occurred in hospitals, 35 were in care homes, 10 were at home or in a non-institutional setting, and there was one death in other institutions.

Dunfermline Press:

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said: “The latest figures show that last week there were 121 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 25 fewer deaths than the previous week.

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,248, which is 8% fewer than the five-year average.”

As at 30 January  2022, 12,946 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate, according to statistics published today by National Records of Scotland (NRS).