Three more people have died in Ayrshire where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.

It's the fourth week in a row in which four people have died from the virus.

There was one death in each of the three Ayrshire council areas between August 30 - September 5.

The data comes from the National Records of Scotland's weekly publication on the number of deaths involving coronavirus.

As of September 5, 10,612 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate.

In the week August 30 – September 5, 58 deaths were registered that mentioned Covid-19 on the death certificate, an increase of 10 deaths from the previous week.

17 people who died were aged under 65, 12 were of people aged 65-74 and 29 were over 75. 34 people who died were male and 24 were female.

There were 10 deaths in Glasgow City and six each in North Lanarkshire and City of Edinburgh. 42 people died in hospital, eight in care homes and seven at home.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said: “Today’s NRS figures show that there were 58 deaths in Scotland last week where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate, an increase of 10 deaths on the previous week.”

“Deaths from all causes were 19 per cent higher than average for this period in 2015 to 2019, and this is the fifteenth consecutive week in which deaths from all causes exceeded the average.”