A TOTAL of 110 West Dunbartonshire residents have died of Covid-19, according to today's latest statistics.

The National Record of Scotland (NRS) data which covers up to May 17, shows that 11 people died between May 11-17, where Covid-19 was mentioned on their death certificate.

The number of deaths didn't change from the previous week, when 11 people also passed away.

Of the 110 deaths, 55 have been in care homes, 51 in hospital and four at home.

Across Scotland, a total of 3,546 deaths have been registered relating to Covid-19.

Between May 11-17, 332 Covid-19 deaths were registered, a decrease of 83 from the previous week.

More than half of these (55 per cent) occurred in care homes.

Pete Whitehouse, director of statistical services, said: “Every death from this virus is a tragedy.

"These statistics, alongside the other important evidence being made available by the Scottish Government and Health Protection Scotland (HPS), are valuable to the understanding of the progress and impact of the Covid-19 virus across Scotland.

"These latest figures show that for the third week running since reporting of registered deaths relating to Covid-19 began, there has been a reduction in Covid-19 related deaths."