There have been 122 deaths in Greater Glasgow with Covid 19 stated on the death certificate.

It means more than one in three deaths have occurred in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

It is the first time that numbers for individual health board area have been issued.

The total deaths registered in Scotland with Covid 19 up until Sunday is 354, according to the Scottish Government.

Hover Nicola Sturgeon revlead today the latest total is 366 deaths as of 9am on Wednesday.

New reporting includes all deaths where the virus is mentioned as relevant to the cause of death, not just those in hospital.

A Scottish Government spokesman said: “As at 5th April, 354 deaths have been registered in Scotland where COVID-19 was mentioned in the death certificate, according to statistics published by National Records of Scotland (NRS) today. The first mention of COVID-19 in a death registration was the week beginning 16th March 2020.”

Between 30th March to 5th April, 282 deaths relating to COVID-19 have been registered. There were 62 in the previous week, 23rd to 29th March, and 10 in the week before, 16th to 22nd March.

The figures also reveal that more than 60% of all coronavirus deaths are among people aged 75 and over.

Greater Glasgow and Clyde has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the year up to 5th April with 122 deaths registered.

Pete Whitehouse, Director of Statistical Services, said:“We are living in unprecedented times and all of these deaths are tragic. These statistics, when placed alongside the other important evidence being made available by the Scottish Government and Health Protection Scotland (HPS), will be valuable to the understanding of the progress and impact of the COVID-19 virus across Scotland.