East Renfrewshire has recorded a third consecutive week without any deaths from Covid-19, latest figures show.

According to the National Records of Scotland (NRS), the total number of fatalities in the area since the pandemic began more than a year ago remains at 226.

East Renfrewshire had previously gone three months without a Covid death until the week ending June 27, when one fatality was recorded.

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.”