COVID in Falkirk: Three more deaths recorded and region’s omicron cases top 1000
Falkirk has recorded another three COVID related deaths according to the latest figures published by the Scottish Government.
The region recorded fewer losses than Fife (10) Edinburgh (8) or Glasgow (7) as the National Records of Scotland confirmed 72 deaths were registered that mentioned COVID-19 on the death certificate - an increase of 27 from the previous week.
The statistics were for the week commencing January 9.
The previous week saw Falkirk record zero deaths.
Forth Valley has also confirmed over 1000 cases of the omicron variant.
The figures showed a rise from 646 on December 31 to 1063 on January 5.
Pete Whitehouse, director of statistical services, said: “The latest figures show that last week there were 72 deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. This is 27 more deaths than the previous week.
“The number of deaths from all causes in Scotland in this week was 1,208, 13% lower than the five year average.”