Coronavirus has claimed another life in North Ayrshire after three weeks with no deaths.

The tragic death occured in a care home, as have so many during the pandemic.

COVID-19 has now killed 107 people in North Ayrshire, and 294 across NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

The statistics were published by the National Records of Scotland as part of their weekly update on the impact of the virus.

The last death registered in North Ayrshire before the one today was on the week up to June 22.

Behind these statistics were real people who left behind grieving families and friends.

Nicola Sturgeon said today that COVID-19 is still at very low levels, but clusters show how quickly the virus can spread again.

She is 'very likely' to adopt cautious approach at next the phase update tomorrow.

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Pete Whitehouse, director of statistical services, said: “Loss of life from this virus is tragic and every death represents loss and heartbreak for families throughout the country.

“Today’s figures show eight more deaths due to COVID-19, a figure similar to last week and one which is significantly lower than the peak week in mid- April when 661 COVID-19 related deaths were registered.

“Monitoring the progress of this virus is important and National Records of Scotland will continue to work with the Scottish Government and Health Protection Scotland (HPS) to understand its impact in Scotland.”

A total of 4,201 people have died in Scotland with confirmed or suspected coronavirus.

If you would like to pay tribute to someone you have lost, then you can here.