New figures show almost 500 deaths across Tayside and Fife have been linked to coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.
The latest National Records of Scotland (NRS) data revealed that as of Sunday a total of 4000 deaths registered in Scotland have been associated with Covid-19 since the start of the outbreak.
The total number of deaths across Tayside and Fife between June 1 and June 7 – where the virus was mentioned on the death certificate – was 12. This is a drop on the 21 fatalities recorded the week before.
A regional breakdown shows that 298 Scottish Covid-19 deaths registered since the start of the pandemic were in Tayside and 192 in Fife; taking the toll for Courier country to 490 since the pandemic began.
Of the overall Tayside death toll: 160 deaths were in Dundee, 72 were in Angus, and 66 were in Perth and Kinross.
Most Tayside deaths still in care homes
A breakdown of the figure for Tayside shows that to date 147 of the deaths in the area linked to Covid-19 were in care homes, 125 were in hospitals and 26 were in homes or non-institutional settings.
In Dundee there were 80 Covid-19-linked deaths in care homes, compared to 65 in hospitals and 15 in other locations. In Angus, 47 were in care homes, 19 in hospitals and six in other settings.
The figure for Perth and Kinross shows 20 care home deaths, 41 in hospitals and five in in homes or non-institutional settings.
In Fife there were 72 deaths in care homes, 104 in hospitals and 16 in other settings.
Last week’s NRS figure, which was valid up to May 31, showed 478 Covid-19 deaths across Tayside and Fife since the pandemic began.
Of the overall Tayside death toll: 157 deaths were in Dundee, 66 were in Angus, and 66 were in Perth and Kinross, and 189 in Fife.
Sixth weekly reduction in Scottish coronavirus deaths in a row
Across the whole of Scotland there were a total of 89 Covid-19 deaths registered between June 1 and June 7, a decrease of 42 on the week before. This is the sixth weekly reduction in a row.
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 4000 deaths in Scotland linked to Covid-19 as of June 7, compared to the 2,422 fatalities recorded by the HPS system at the time.
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