ANOTHER death from Covid-19 has been recorded in Renfrewshire.

Latest figures from the National Records of Scotland (NRS), covering the week ending July 18, show the total number of fatalities in the area since the pandemic began more than a year ago has increased to 528.

A total of 19 out of Scotland's 32 council areas recorded Covid deaths last week.

Glasgow was worst hit, with 11 deaths, while six lives were lost in Edinburgh and five people died in Dundee.

The figures include all fatalities registered where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate and, as this includes suspected or probable cases, it differs from the lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths announced daily by the Scottish Government.

Across Scotland as a whole, the death toll increased to 10,268. There were 47 deaths last week – an increase of 16 from the previous week.

Pete Whitehouse, director of statistical services at NRS, said: “Eleven deaths were aged under 65, seven were aged 65 to 74 and there were 29 deaths in people aged 75 or over.”