A total of 10,826 people have died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus, according to the National Records of Scotland (NRS).

The latest data shows 135 fatalities which mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate were registered in the week September 13-19, an increase of 57 on the previous week.

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Of the latest deaths, 24 were people aged under 65 while 37 were aged 65-74 and 74 were 75 or older.

Glasgow City had 22 deaths, with 12 in North Lanarkshire and nine in the City of Edinburgh.

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.

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Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said: “The latest figures show that last week there were 135 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 57 more deaths than last week, and represents the highest weekly total we have seen since early March.”

“Deaths from all causes were 25 pr cent higher than the five year average. There has been a sustained period of excess deaths, with registered deaths above the five year average in each week since week 21  - 24th to 30th May.”