One more Covid death recorded in Midlothian

There was one more coronavirus death recorded over the latest weekly period in Midlothian.

File photo PA.
File photo PA.

The latest figures from the UK coronavirus dashboard show a total of 279 people had died in the area by July 31 – up from 278 the week before.

Public Health Scotland recently stopped reporting deaths for anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19.

Instead, the weekly figures now include anyone whose death certificate mentions Covid-19 as one of the causes.