Cases of covid-19 in Largs and Cumbrae have increased slightly in the last week, as numbers across North Ayrshire drop.

Between February 13 and 19, 21 cases of the virus were confirmed in Largs and Cumbrae, an increase on the 20 recorded the week before.

This is due to a spike in Largs Central and Cumbrae, which recorded 13 cases in that time, one of the highest across North Ayrshire for that week.

Across the authority, 172 cases of covid-19 were confirmed in that time with a test positivity rate of 5.8 per cent.

This is a decrease from the previous week, when 183 cases were recorded across North Ayrshire giving a test positivity rate of 6.7 per cent.

In Largs and the surrounding area, 32 cases of the virus were confirmed between February 13 and 19, an increase of two from the previous week.

While Largs Central and Cumbrae recorded 13 cases, Largs North and Largs South both confirmed four cases of the virus.

Seven cases of covid-19 were recorded in West Kilbride and Seamill, a decrease from ten the previous week.

Fairlie and the surrounding rural area recorded four cases, while Skelmorlie and its surrounding countryside confirmed between zero and two.

In North Ayrshire, Dalry East and Saltcoats Central currently have the highest case rates of the virus, recording 12 and 13 cases respectively.

North Ayrshire currently has the eleventh highest incidence of the virus across local authorities in Scotland, with Falkirk having the highest case rate across Scotland in the last recorded week.