THE Borders has recorded zero COVID-related deaths for the second week in a row.

According to data released today by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) for the week between April 19-25, no deaths where coronavirus was listed on the death certificate were recorded in the region.

There were also zero deaths for the week of April 12-18.

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The number of COVID-19 deaths in the Borders remains at 46 in 2021. There have been 150 since the pandemic began.

Nationally, between April 19-25, 23 people died with coronavirus mentioned on their death certificate – the lowest number of weekly deaths reported so far this year.

By this measure, 10,078 Scots have died since the pandemic began last March.