Another death from coronavirus has been recorded in East Renfrewshire.

Latest figures from the National Records of Scotland (NRS), which cover the week ending Sunday, August 2, show the area's death toll from Covid-19 has risen to 101.

The fatality was the first in East Renfrewshire for six weeks and took place in a private dwelling, as opposed to a care home.

It was one of seven coronavirus deaths recorded across Scotland last week and is seen as a reminder that the pandemic continues to present a real risk to local residents.

Scotland's overall death toll as of August 2 stood at 4,208.

The NRS figures are published weekly and account for all fatalities registered in Scotland when Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

They differ from the lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths announced daily by the Scottish Government using Health Protection Scotland (HPS) figures because they include suspected or probable cases of Covid-19.

Pete Whitehouse, NRS director of statistical services, said the weekly death toll in Scotland has now been at a similar level since the middle of July.

He added: "These figures are significantly lower than the peak week in mid-April, when 661 Covid-19 related deaths were registered."