GLASGOW no longer has the highest number of weekly coronavirus deaths as the number in the city dropped to 13 in the last week.

Latest weekly statistics from National Records of Scotland show that deaths in Glasgow fell from 32 to 13.

The council area with the highest weekly total, as deaths decline from the peak, several weeks ago, is now South Lanarkshire which recorded 14. Edinburgh had the same number as Glasgow.

Glasgow still has by far the highest recorded coronavirus deaths since the pandemic hit Scotland with 615 deaths.

Across Scotland the number of deaths fell by almost 100 to 131 for the week beginning May 25.

Most deaths again occurred in care homes where 68 were recorded and 55 deaths in hospital.

Of the total 105 of those who died were were aged 75 or over. The total  number of  over 75s who have died from coronavirus is now at 2989 out of a Scottish death total of 3911.

Only one death in the last week was in the 15 to 44 age group, taking that total to 24.

It is the fifth week in a row that deaths have declined from a high of 659 in the middle of April.

In Glasgow it has fallen from a high of 123 deaths in week beginning April 20.