Another two lives have been lost to Covid-19 in East Renfrewshire.

Data released by National Records of Scotland (NRS), covering the week ending January 15, shows the total number of deaths in the area since the pandemic began has risen to 321.

The last time there was a higher weekly death toll in East Renfrewshire was in the middle of July 2022, when three fatalities were recorded.

Across Scotland as a whole, 28 of the 32 council areas had at least one fatality involving coronavirus in the latest weekly figures as the death toll rose by 101, pushing the overall total up to 16,568.

Worst hit was Fife, which had 10 deaths, followed by Glasgow, which had nine.

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

Across Scotland, nine people have died as a result of adverse effects of the Covid-19 vaccine during the pandemic and there have been four further fatalities where an adverse effect was mentioned on the death certificate.

Around 93% of people whose deaths involved Covid between March 2020 and December 2022 had at least one pre-existing condition, with the most common being dementia or Alzheimer's disease.