Ten more people from Ayrshire have died where Covid-19 was mentioned on their death certificate according to the latest data.

Figures published earlier today by the National Records of Scotland show that the lives were lost in the area between November 22-28.

It's the same total as was reported last week.

Four of those deaths were of people from East Ayrshire.

And there were three each from North and South Ayrshire.

As of November 28, 12,127 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate.

Between November 22-28, 97 deaths were registered that mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate, which is an increase of one death from the previous week.

Of those, 18 deaths were aged under 65, 34 were aged 65-74 and there were 45 deaths in people aged 75 or over. 55 were male and 42 were female.

Fife (11 deaths), Glasgow City (10 deaths) and South Lanarkshire (eight deaths) had the highest numbers of deaths at council level. In total, 26 (out of 32) council areas had at least one death last week.

A total of 82 deaths were in hospitals, six were in care homes and nine were at home or in a non-institutional setting.

Pete Whitehouse, director of statistical services, said: “The latest figures show that last week there were 97 deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is one more death than the previous week.”

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,270, which is 140, or 12 per cent, more than the five year average.”