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

This takes the total number of deaths in the area where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate to 47.

The figures come from latest National Records of Scotland (NRS) data, which covers the period between December 30, 2019 and June 14, 2020.

Of the 47 deaths in Clackmannanshire, 35 occurred in care homes, 11 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

• June 15 – 2 deaths

Turning to the area’s health board, NHS Forth Valley has recorded 233 deaths as being linked to coronavirus.

And in Scotland overall, 4,119 deaths have been registered where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate.

According to NRS, 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, visit