Scotland’s coronavirus death toll has officially passed the 10,000 mark, while there has been a slight fall in the weekly fatality figures.
National Records of Scotland (NRS) data shows 34 deaths relating to Covid-19 were registered between April 5 and 11, down four on the previous week.
It brings the total number of fatalities up to Sunday to 10,031.
Of the deaths recorded this week, 26 happened in hospital, five in care homes and three at home or in a non-institutional setting.
Monthly analysis from the NRS suggests March 2021 was the first month since October 2020 where Covid-19 was not the top cause of death, but the fifth.
The statistics are published weekly and cover all deaths registered in Scotland where Covid-19 is mentioned on the death certificate.
They differ from the lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths announced daily by the Scottish Government because the NRS figures include suspected or probable cases of Covid-19.
The NRS also warned care should be taken when interpreting the number of deaths in the past two weeks, as there may have been a delay in registering some fatalities due to the recent public holidays and the closure of registration offices for Easter.
Last week, the figure sat at 9,997 – however six deaths were also recorded in the daily figures from Public Health Scotland.
The daily figures for Wednesday indicate three coronavirus deaths and 278 positive tests were recorded in the past 24 hours.
It brings the death toll under this measure – of people who first tested positive for the virus within the previous 28 days – to 7,636.
Scottish Government figures show 222,660 people have tested positive since the start of the outbreak, up from 222,382 the previous day.
The daily test positivity rate is 1.3%, down from 1.6%.
In Scotland, there are 119 people in hospital confirmed to have the virus, down from 133, while 20 patients remain in intensive care.
And 2,694,971 people have been given their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, up 12,265 from yesterday, with 634,422 receiving a second dose.
The latest figures were published days before travel restrictions are eased in Scotland and more people are able to meet up outdoors.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday that people will be allowed to leave their local authority area for the purposes of socialising, recreation or exercise from Friday, though travel between the mainland and some islands will not be permitted.
Rules on gatherings will also be relaxed, with six adults from up to six households able to meet outside.
Ms Sturgeon said a reduction in prevalence of the virus meant the easing of lockdown could be accelerated to support mental health and wellbeing.