Almost 400 people have died across Tayside and Fife after contracting coronavirus since the beginning of the outbreak.
New National Records of Scotland (NRS) data shows that as of May 10 there were a total of 3,213 deaths registered in Scotland due to Covid-19.
A regional breakdown shows that 232 cornavirus deaths since the start of the pandemic were in Tayside and 162 in Fife, taking the toll for Courier country to 394 since the pandemic began.
Of the Tayside figure: 124 deaths were in Dundee, 54 were in Angus and 54 were in Perth and Kinross.
A total of 105 deaths in Tayside and 59 in the kingdom have been in care homes.
The total number of deaths registered across Tayside and Fife has increased by 52 in the seven-day reporting period up to May 10, up from 342 the previous week.
Of last week’s figures: 107 deaths were in Dundee, 49 were in Angus, 43 were in Perth and Kinross, and 143 in Fife.
Across the whole of Scotland there were a total of 415 Covid-19 deaths registered between May 4 and May 10, a decrease of 110 on the week before. It is the second weekly reduction in the country’s death rate in a row.
A total of 238 coronavirus deaths in the country (57%) in the past week took place in care homes, a drop of 76 on the figure for the week before.
Some 76% of all Scotland’s Covid-19 deaths to date were of people aged 75 or above.
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 individuals who have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus.
This method recorded 3,213 deaths in Scotland linked to Covid-19 as of May 10, compared to the 1,912 fatalities recorded by the HPS system at the time.
The total number of Covid-19 deaths in Scotland has risen from 2,795 last week.
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