The number of people who died in Scotland last week was 30% higher than the average before the pandemic began, APA reports citing BBC.
There were 1,353 deaths - from all causes - registered in the week to 10 October, the National Records of Scotland said.
It's 315 more than the average for that week from 2015 to 2019. It's also the highest rate of "excess" deaths since the first week of January.
They include deaths caused by things like cancer, heart disease or dementia. The number of deaths where Covid was mentioned in registration has fallen for a second week, to 126.
The number of deaths linked to the pandemic had been rising since mid-August,but appears to have peaked in the week ending 27 September at 167 - far below previous peaks during the initial outbreak of the virus and at the start of 2021.