EAST Renfrewshire has recorded a second consecutive week without any deaths from Covid-19.

The National Records of Scotland statistics, covering the week ending November 14, reveal the total number of fatalities in the area since the pandemic began remains at 249.

A total of 25 out of Scotland’s 32 council areas had at least one Covid death in the latest weekly figures.

Fife was worst hit, with 15 deaths recorded, followed by Glasgow (14) and South Lanarkshire (8).

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 115 in the weekly figures, pushing it up to 11,933.

Slightly more of the latest deaths (58) involved men, while 57 were women.
A total of 23 of those who lost their life were aged under 65, while 32 were aged between 65 and 74 and there were 60 deaths in people aged 75 or over.

Of the 115 deaths recorded, 102 took place in hospitals, while four were in care homes and nine were at home or in a non-institutional setting.