MORE than 120 deaths linked to coronavirus have been recorded in Forth Valley.

Latest figures from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show 124 people living in the area had died with the virus as of Sunday, April 26.

The previous week (April 19), the number of deaths in Forth Valley was 90 – meaning that number went up by 34 within one week.

In Scotland overall, NRS figures show there were 2,272 deaths linked to Covid-19 by April 26.

Of those deaths, 1188 (52 per cent) occurred in hospitals, 886 (39 per cent) in care homes, and 198 (nine per cent) at home or another non-institutional setting.

Just under three quarters (74 per cent) of all the deaths in Scotland linked to coronavirus were of people aged 75 or over.

The number of deaths involving Covid-19 mentioned in the National Records of Scotland’s figures is different from the number of deaths published daily on the Scottish Government website.

This is because the latter is based on deaths of those who have tested positive for Covid-19, whereas the report’s figures include all deaths where Covid-19 (included suspected cases) was mentioned on the death certificate.

To read NRS’ report, visit