NO DEATHS were linked to coronavirus in Clackmannanshire for the second week in a row.

Latest data from National Records of Scotland (NRS) shows that for the past two weeks, beginning May 25 and June 1, Covid-19 was not mentioned on a single death certificate in the area.

And as of June 7 (the latest date for which data are available from NRS), there have been a total of 43 deaths linked to the virus in Clackmannanshire.

Of those deaths, 33 occurred in care homes, nine in hospital, and one at a home or other non-institutional setting.

The first death linked to coronavirus in Clacks 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

• May 18 – 2 deaths

• May 25 – 0 deaths

• June 1 – 0 deaths

In Forth Valley, the number of deaths linked to Covid-19 was 223 as of Sunday, June 7 – an increase of four deaths compared to the previous Sunday (May 31).

In Scotland overall, there have been 4,000 deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Most of the deaths (47 per cent) that have occurred in Scotland so far were in care homes, with the rest occurring in hospitals (46 per cent) or a home or other non-institutional setting (seven per cent).

And three quarters (76 per cent) of all the deaths linked to coronavirus in Scotland 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.

To access the NRS data, click here.