A total of 10,324 deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate have now been registered in Scotland, the latest figures show.
Last week 56 of these deaths were registered, an increase of nine from the previous week.
National Records of Scotland’s (NRS) latest figures showed deaths from all causes were 11% higher than the five-year average last week at 1110.
There were eight deaths in the Glasgow council area and seven deaths in each of North Lanarkshire, Edinburgh and Dundee.
Last week’s figures included 43 deaths in hospitals and five in care homes, while eight were at home or in a non-institutional setting.
NRS’s figures include deaths where “suspected” or “probable” Covid-19 appears on the death certificate.
Director of statistical services Pete Whitehouse said: “The latest figures show that last week there were 56 deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.
“Last week there were more deaths involving Covid in people under 65 than people aged 85 or over, with 15 deaths of people aged between 45 and 64.”
In the latest Scottish Government statistics published on Wednesday, Scotland recorded 1179 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, and 9 deaths.
A total of 474 people were in hospital with the virus, whilst 63 people were in intensive care.
Just over 4m people have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, with just around 3.1m having had their second dose.
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