The latest figures on deaths related to Covid-19 in West Dunbartonshire have been revealed.

Despite millions being vaccinated and restrictions being eased thanks to slower infection rates, the pandemic continues to affect families locally.

However, the latest figures shows that between Monday, May 3 and Sunday, May 9, there were no deaths in the area in which Covid was mentioned on the death certificate.

The new figures comes after the two deaths announced in last week's figures, and means that the number of people who have died from Covid in West Dunbartonshire in 2021 remains at 65.

The total number of Covid-related deaths recorded in West Dunbartonshire is 243 from when the pandemic began last March.

Figures from across the country as a whole reveal the lowest weekly death total for Scotland in six months.

A total of seven deaths relating to Covid were registered across the country in the seven days to May 9 - down 12 from 19 the previous week, this is the first time since September 2020 that the figures were in single digits.

In total, 10,104 deaths have been registered in Scotland where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate, according to the statistics.

Of these registered this week, the majority happened in hospital at 5, with one in a care home and 1 at home or in a non-institutional setting.

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.