FIGURES show 94 Covid-related deaths in Scotland in the past week and Glasgow has the highest number of all areas.

According to the National Records of Scotland, since the beginning of the pandemic, 12,028 deaths have been registered with Covid-19 mentioned on the death certificate, 94 of them last week.

This figure has fallen compared to the previous week, but the number of overall fatalities remains more than 10% higher than the five-year average.

Pete Whitehouse, director of statistical services, said: “The latest figures show that last week there were 94 deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 22 fewer deaths than the previous week.

“The number of deaths from all causes registered in Scotland in this week was 1,265, which is 126 – or 11% – more than the five-year average.”

Of the 96, the Glasgow area had the highest number of deaths last week, 13.

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Ministers had been considering if those going to the theatre, cinemas and some other hospitality venues should be required to show their vaccination status.

But she told MSPs at Holyrood that after making a “very, very finely balanced decision”, they had at this stage “decided not to extend the scope of the scheme”.