Largs continues to buck the trend of growing covid-19 cases across the country – as numbers keep climbing across North Ayrshire.

The town last registered a case of the virus seven weeks ago between April 10 and 16, when three new cases were recorded.

In the last week between May 29 and June 4, no new cases were recorded across the whole of the North Coast, from West Kilbride and Seamill to Skelmorlie.

Areas currently suppressing the virus, which means an area has recorded between zero and two cases, are Largs, Cumbrae, Skelmorlie, Fairlie, West Kilbride and Seamill.

Across North Ayrshire, 105 new cases of the virus were confirmed in the past week, a test positivity rate of 2.9 per cent.

This continues a rising trend in cases with 86 cases confirmed in the previous week, a test positivity rate of 2.2 per cent.

Current hotspots for the virus in North Ayrshire are Ardrossan North East, Ardrossan North West and Saltcoats North East

In the last recorded week, 5,086 cases of covid-19 were confirmed across Scotland, a test positivity rate of 3.4 per cent.

Across all local authorities in Scotland, North Ayrshire currently sits 15th overall for its case rate, compared to 12th the previous week.

Clackmannanshire currently has the highest covid-19 case rate of any local authority in Scotland.