There have been no new deaths linked to Covid-19 recorded in the north and north-east, new figures show.
Data collected by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show that up to June 28, 4,173 deaths have been registered across the country which mentioned the virus on the death certificate – an increase of 17 on the last reporting period.
That weekly figure is a decrease of 18 from the previous week (June 22-28) and the tenth weekly reduction in a row.
The first mention of coronavirus in death registration in Scotland was in the week beginning March 16.
Today’s update also shows 46% of Covid-19 deaths registered to date related to deaths in care homes, 46% were in hospitals and 7% of deaths were at home or non-institutional settings.
The NRS report notes the proportion of coronavirus deaths which took place in care homes has risen over time but has dropped back in recent weeks. The number of deaths in care homes fell for an 10th week, by 12 to 4.
A regional breakdown of the figures show there have been no new deaths linked to the virus recorded in the north and north-east.
There have been 258 deaths in Grampian and 114 in the Highlands since the pandemic began.
There have been no further deaths recorded in the islands that mention Covid-19.
So far, two people have died on Orkney and seven on Shetland after contracting the disease.
There have been no Covid-19-linked deaths recorded in the Western Isles.
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