East Renfrewshire has recorded another death from Covid-19, the latest figures show.

The National Records of Scotland (NRS) statistics, covering the week ending September 5, show the total number of fatalities in the area since the pandemic begin is now 231.

The news comes less than a month after it was revealed that East Renfrewshire suffered its worst week for deaths from the virus since the end of March, with two fatalities recorded in the week ending August 15.

In Scotland in the week up to September 5, a total of 58 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate.

This was an increase of 10 deaths from the previous week.

Seventeen people who died were aged under 65, 12 were aged 65 to 74 and 29 were over 75.

Thirty four people who died were male and 24 were female.

Glasgow was worst hit with ten lives lost, followed by six deaths in both North Lanarkshire and Edinburgh respectively.

Pete Whitehouse, director of statistical services at NRS, said: “Today’s figures show that there were 58 deaths in Scotland last week where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, an increase of 10 deaths on the previous week.

“Deaths from all causes were 19% higher than average for this period in 2015 to 2019, and this is the fifteenth consecutive week in which deaths from all causes exceeded the average.”