MORE than 40 deaths have now been linked to coronavirus in Clackmannanshire.

Data from National Records of Scotland (NRS) shows Covid-19 was mentioned on death certificates 41 times in the area as of Sunday, May 17.

Of those deaths, 31 occurred in care homes, nine in hospital, and one in a home or other non-institutional setting.

The first death linked to coronavirus in Clackmannanshire occurred in the week beginning March 23.

From there, the figures for the following weeks (beginning on the dates shown below) were as follows:

• March 30 – 3 deaths

• April 6 - 3 deaths

• April 13 - 4 deaths

• April 20 - 4 deaths

• April 27 - 11 deaths

• May 4 – 9 deaths

• May 11 – 6 deaths

In Forth Valley, the number of deaths associated with the virus stood at 203 as of May 17, and 3,546 for Scotland overall.

Referring to the figure for Scotland overall, NRS' report said: “Of the 3,546 deaths involving Covid-19 which were registered to date, 46 per cent related to deaths in care homes, 47 per cent of deaths were in hospitals and 7 per cent of deaths were at home or non-institutional settings.”

In Scotland, three quarters (76%) of all deaths involving Covid-19 to date were of people aged 75 or over.

The number of deaths involving Covid-19 mentioned in the National Records of Scotland’s figures is different from the number of deaths published daily on the Scottish Government website.

This is because the latter is based on deaths of those who have tested positive for Covid-19, whereas the report’s figures include all deaths where Covid-19 (included suspected cases) was mentioned on the death certificate.

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