A total of 11,401 people have died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus, according to the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

The latest data shows 139 fatalities which mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate were registered in the week October 11-17, an increase of eight on the previous week.

Of the latest deaths, 18 were people aged under 65 while 29 were aged 65-74 and 92 were 75 or older.

Glasgow City had 23 deaths, with 16 in Fife and 10 in North Lanarkshire.

108 deaths were in hospitals, 19 were in care homes and 11 were at home or in a non-institutional setting.

The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,331, which is 252 – or 23% - above the five year average.

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The statistics are published weekly and cover all deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

They differ from the lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths announced daily by the Scottish Government because the NRS figures include suspected or probable cases of Covid-19.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said: “The latest figures show that last week there were 139 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, an increase of eight from the previous week.

“There were 1,331 deaths from all causes this week, the 21st consecutive week with deaths above the five year average.”