New figures have given a detailed breakdown of coronavirus deaths across Tayside and Fife.
The map below shows the areas of Courier country where Covid-19 has had the most devastating impact. Zoom in or use the search tool to find your local area. These figures are only relevant up to May and do not include all Covid-19 deaths up until June 14, unlike the latest National Records of Scotland (NRS) figures published today.
The breakdown reveals that Kirkcaldy Central has seen the highest number of coronavirus fatalities per head of population in the area, followed by the Linlathen and Craigie regions of Dundee, and Kincardine in Fife.
Latest figure for Scottish deaths linked to coronavirus up to June 14
It comes as the latest National Records of Scotland (NRS) data revealed that as of Sunday a total of 4070 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 8 and June 14 – where the virus was mentioned on the death certificate – was 12. This is the same number as the week before.
A regional breakdown shows that 307 Scottish Covid-19 deaths registered since the start of the pandemic were in Tayside and 195 in Fife; taking the toll for Courier country to 502 since the pandemic began.
Of the overall Tayside death toll: 164 deaths were in Dundee, 75 were in Angus, and 68 were in Perth and Kinross.
Care homes deaths
A breakdown of the figure for Tayside shows that to date 153 of the deaths in the area linked to Covid-19 were in care homes, 127 were in hospitals and 27 were in homes or non-institutional settings.
In Dundee there were 83 Covid-19-linked deaths in care homes, compared to 66 in hospitals and 15 in other locations. In Angus, 50 were in care homes, 19 in hospitals and six in other settings.
The figure for Perth and Kinross shows 20 care home deaths, 42 in hospitals and six in in homes or non-institutional settings.
In Fife there were 72 deaths in care homes, 106 in hospitals and 17 in other settings.
Last week’s NRS figure, which was valid up to June 7, showed 490 Covid-19 deaths across Tayside and Fife since the pandemic began.
Of the overall death toll: 160 deaths were in Dundee, 72 were in Angus, 66 were in Perth and Kinross, and 192 in Fife.
Seventh weekly reduction in Scottish coronavirus deaths in a row
Across the whole of Scotland there were a total of 70 Covid-19 deaths registered between June 8 and June 14, a decrease of 19 on the week before. It marks the seventh weekly reduction in a row, and the lowest weekly total since late March.
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 4070 deaths in Scotland linked to Covid-19 as of June 14, compared to the 2,453 fatalities recorded by the HPS system as of Wednesday morning.
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