THE death toll from Covid-19 in Renfrewshire has reached another grim milestone, with latest figures showing more than 600 lives have now been lost.

According to data released by National Records of Scotland, another two deaths were recorded in the week ending November 21.

This brings the total number of fatalities in the area since the pandemic began 20 months ago to 601.

A total of 28 out of Scotland’s 32 council areas had at least one Covid death in the latest weekly figures.

Glasgow was worst hit, with 13 deaths recorded, followed by Falkirk on eight and Fife on seven.

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 by 94 in the weekly figures, pushing it up to 12,028.

Slightly more of the latest deaths (50) involved men, while 44 were women.

A total of 17 of those who lost their life were aged under 65, while 16 were aged between 65 and 74 and there were 61 deaths in people aged 75 or over.

Of the 94 deaths recorded, 69 took place in hospitals, while 10 were in care homes and the rest were at home or in other settings.