New figures show 524 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, October 11 Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificates of a total of 4,301 people in Scotland since the start of the outbreak.
Of this number, 25 were registered last week – an increase of five on the week before.
A regional breakdown of this month’s figures showed that 318 Scottish Covid-19 deaths registered through the NRS measurement since the start of the pandemic were in Tayside and 206 in Fife.
Of the overall Tayside death toll: 170 were in Dundee, 77 were in Angus, and 71 were in Perth and Kinross.
Since last month’s NRS update there has been one more Covid-19-linked death in Tayside, in the Angus area. There were two recorded in the kingdom.
The figures show 1,898 fatalities where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate occurred in care homes, 1,827 in hospitals, and 243 in homes or non-institutional settings.
October’s figures are a rise on the 521 recorded across Tayside and Fife on September 16, the date of the most recent NRS update.
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 4,301 deaths in Scotland linked to Covid-19 as of October 11, compared to the 2,557 fatalities recorded by the HPS system at the time of publication.