ALMOST 190 deaths linked to coronavirus have been recorded in Forth Valley.

Latest figures from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) show 187 people living in the area had died with the virus as of Sunday, May 10.

The previous week (May 3) the number of deaths in Forth Valley was 156.

In Scotland overall, NRS figures show there were 3,213 deaths linked to Covid-19 by May 10.

Of those deaths, 45 per cent took place in care homes, 48 per cent took place in hospitals, and seven per cent of deaths were at home or non-institutional settings.

Three quarters (76 per cent) of all deaths involving coronavirus to date were of people aged 75 or over.

And the greatest proportion of all deaths are in people aged 85 and over, with this group accounting for 41 per cent of all deaths.

The NRS report also shows people living in the most deprived areas were 2.3 more times more likely to die with coronavirus than those living in the least deprived areas.

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’ ‘Deaths involving coronavirus in Scotland’ report, visit