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By Fiona Reid
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16 per cent rise in deaths

DEATH levels in most parts of Scotland, including Dumfries and Galloway, have now returned to normal levels.

That was the message this week from National Records of Scotland (NRS), which has been studying the statistics.

And they revealed that between weeks 12 and 22 of the year, when the region was in lockdown at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, there were 84 excess deaths in Dumfries and Galloway. This means the regional death rate over that period was 16 per cent above average.

Meanwhile, figures published also showed there were no deaths from coronavirus locally over the last week, making it the seventh consecutive week without a corona related fatality.

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