THERE were two deaths linked to coronavirus in Clackmannanshire last week – both occurring in care homes.

This comes after two successive weeks where there were no deaths attributed to the virus in the Wee County.

The figures were included in data published by National Records of Scotland, and cover the period between December 30, 2019, and June 14, 2020.

The data shows that of the 45 deaths inked to coronavirus in Clacks, 35 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

• June 8 – 2 deaths

Turning to the area’s health board, NHS Forth Valley has registered 229 deaths as being linked to Covid-19.

And in Scotland overall, 4,070 deaths have been connected to the virus.

Referring to the figures for Scotland overall, NRS' latest report said: “More than three quarters (77%) 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 NRS data 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 NRS data includes all deaths where Covid-19 (included suspected cases) was mentioned on the death certificate.

To access all of the data published weekly by NRS, click here.