Almost 200 people have died after contracting coronavirus across Tayside and Fife, new figures have revealed.
Data collected by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) has revealed that the number of fatalities as a result of confirmed or suspected cases of Covid-19 is 1616 as of April 19.
The figures show that 106 deaths were in Tayside and 85 in Fife, taking the tally for the area to 191 since the pandemic began.
Of the Tayside figure: 58 deaths were in Dundee, 23 were in Angus, and 25 were in Perth and Kinross.
The NRS figures include all cases where Covid-19 is mentioned in a person’s death certificate and are distinct from the daily figures produced by Health Protection Scotland (HPS) which have so far included only inviduals who have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus.
A total of 537 (33%) of Covid-19 deaths registered up to April 19, related to deaths in care homes while 910 (56%) were in hospitals and 168 (10%) were at home or non-institutional settings.
This method recorded 1616 deaths in Scotland linked to Covid-19 as of April 19, compared to the 903 fatalities recorded by the HPS system at the time.
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