There has been one death in East Ayrshire where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate in the past week, according to data from the National Records of Scotland.

The data covers the period from May 24-30. It's the first death from the virus in the area since the week beginning April 19. 

North Ayrshire recorded zero deaths for the fifth week running and it was four in a row for South Ayrshire. 

There have been 115 deaths from COVID in East Ayrshire reported in 2021 so far.

Across Scotland there were eight deaths from the virus between May 24-30. An increase of four deaths from the previous week.

As of May 30, 10,122 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said: “The latest figures show a slight increase in deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, although numbers remain at very low levels.

 “There were six COVID-19 related deaths in hospitals, none in care homes and two elsewhere.”