For the first time, figures have been published showing the number of Covid-19 related deaths by local area in Edinburgh.
Data from the National Records of Scotland (NRS) shows both the death rate and total number of deaths recorded in 111 localised city zones, up to the end of May, based on where these people were living at the time.
It is worth considering that the location of care homes across Edinburgh could have a bearing on the figures, given that 47 per cent of all Covid-19 related deaths in Scotland have been in such settings.
NRS data released today shows that the total number of people in Scotland with Covid-19 listed on their death certificate is 4,070 as of Sunday, June 14th, with 70 deaths registered in the past week - 19 less than the previous week.
Here are the the top 15 worst hit areas in Edinburgh for Covid-19 related death death rates – based on 2018 population figures – up to the the end of May...
1. Liberton West and Braid Hills
26 Covid-19 linked deaths were recorded with a death rate of 746.5 per 100,000 of the population, based on a local population of 3,483. Over 24 per cent of people living here are aged over 70. Photo: Google
2. Leith/Albert Street
16 people have died in this area which has a death rate of 450.7 deaths per 100,000 people, based on a local population of 3,550. Just seven per cent of the population here is aged over 70. Photo: Google
The third worst affected part of Edinbugh with a total 22 deaths and death rate of 430.5/100,000, based on a population of 5,110. A total 17.7 per cent of the Craiglockhart population is aged over 70. Photo: Google
4. Broomhouse and Bankhead
This area has recorded 15 Covid-19 linked deaths with a death rate of 402.1/100,000, based on a population of 3,730. Here, 9.1 per cent of residents are aged over 70. Photo: Google