The first West Dunbartonshire Covid-19 death has been recorded this month.

One local resident passed away with coronavirus between September 7 and September 13.

The last Covid-19 death in West Dunbartonshire was the week beginning August 17. 

Since the middle of March, a total of 126 local residents have passed away - where Covid-19 was mentioned on their death certificate. 

The recent statistics were published by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) today.

Alan Ferrier, head of demographic statistics, said: “Every death from this virus represents heartbreak for families and communities across the country who have lost loved ones.

“However, since mid-July the number of deaths involving COVID-19 have remained relatively low, averaging out at one death every other day.

“The updated analysis once again shows that Covid-19 mortality rates are higher in urban, more populated areas, and in areas of highest deprivation.”