The number of people dying in Ayrshire from coronavirus has come down again, according to the latest data from the National Records of Scotland published earlier today.

Four people were recorded as dying in the region where COVID was mentioned on the death certificate in the week April 5-11.

In East Ayrshire, one person died, the same as the week before.

North Ayrshire saw no deaths, down from two last week.

And in South Ayrshire the rate remained the same with three deaths being recorded for the second consecutive week.

As of April 11, 10,031 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was mentioned on the death certificate. 

In the week April 5-11, 34 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate, a decrease of four deaths from the previous week.

While registered deaths continue to fall, care should be taken when interpreting the number of deaths in the last two weeks. Due to the recent public holidays and the closure of registration offices for Easter, there may have been a delay in registering some deaths.

Monthly analysis shows that March 2021 was the first month since October 2020 where COVID-19 wasn’t the top cause of death, it was fifth most common cause of death.