East Renfrewshire has avoided further loss of life in the latest weekly figures listing Covid-19 fatalities across Scotland.

The data, released by National Records of Scotland (NRS) and covering the week ending November 13, shows the total number of deaths in the area since the pandemic began two-and-a-half years ago remains at 313.

It is the first time in five weeks that East Renfrewshire's coronavirus death toll has remained stable.

Across Scotland as a whole, 19 of the 32 council areas had at least one fatality involving coronavirus last week as the death toll rose by 47, pushing the overall total up to 16,052.

Worst hit was Fife, which had eight deaths, followed by Aberdeen, which had seven, and South Lanarkshire, which had five.

The figures released by NRS cover all fatalities where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Of those who died last week, 36 were aged 75 or older, nine were between 65 and 74 and two were under 65.

The vast majority of deaths (43) took place in hospitals, with three in care homes and one at home or in a non-institutional setting.

Analysis of deaths up to October 31 this year found that, after adjusting for age, people living in the most deprived areas of Scotland had a higher risk of dying with Covid.

Pete Whitehouse, director of statistical services at NRS, said: "People living in the most deprived areas were 2.4 times as likely to die with Covid-19 as those in the least deprived areas.

"The size of this gap slowly widened over the period of the pandemic but has narrowed since January 2022, when the gap was 2.5."

Of the 15,995 deaths involving Covid-19 across Scotland between March 2020 and October this year, 93% had at least one pre-existing condition, with dementia and Alzheimer's disease the most common (22%).

The NRS report noted that, over this period, there were nine deaths where the underlying cause was reported as being due to adverse effects of Covid-19 vaccines.

In addition, there have been four fatalities where adverse effects of Covid-19 vaccination was mentioned on the death certificate but not as the underlying cause.