Cases of covid-19 in Largs and the surrounding area have risen in the last week, with numbers in North Ayrshire holding steady.

Between February 6 and 12, 30 cases of the virus were confirmed across the area, an increase from 19 the previous week.

Across North Ayrshire, 183 cases of covid-19 were confirmed in that time with a test positivity rate of 6.7 per cent.

In the previous week, 185 cases of the virus were detected with a positivity rate of 6.1 per cent, showing an increase for the latest week.

In Largs and Cumbrae, 20 cases of covid-19 were confirmed between February 6 and 12, an increase from the 12 detected the previous recorded week.

Largs Central and Cumbrae recorded nine virus cases, Largs South confirmed six cases, while Largs North recorded five.

Elsewhere in the area, West Kilbride and Seamill recorded ten cases of covid-19 in the last recorded week, an increase of seven on the previous seven days.

Skelmorlie, Fairlie and their surrounding rural areas recorded between zero and two cases of the virus between February 6 and 12.

In North Ayrshire, hotspots for the virus include Dalry West and Irvine Central, where 11 and 12 cases have been confirmed respectively.

North Ayrshire current has the eleventh largest incidence of the virus of all local authorities in Scotland, with East Ayrshire having the highest case rate across Scotland in the last week.