New cases of covid-19 are continuing to fall in Largs and the surrounding area as numbers reduce further across the country.

27 cases of the virus were recorded in Largs and on Cumbrae between September 25 and October 1, compared to 34 the previous week.

All three areas; Largs Central and Cumbrae, Largs North and Largs South, saw nine new cases each in the last week.

Outside Largs, case numbers are remaining low after several outbreaks in villages at the start of September.

West Kilbride and Seamill has recorded ten new cases in the last week, a decrease on the 14 cases confirmed the previous week.

Case numbers in Fairlie and Skelmorlie have risen in the last week but only slightly, with 13 and 9 new cases respectively.

Across North Ayrshire, a further 544 cases of covid-19 were recorded in the last week, a test positivity rate of 9.3 per cent.

This is a decrease on the previous week, when 655 cases of the virus were confirmed with a test positivity rate of ten per cent.

In the last recorded week, 17,481 new cases of covid-19 were confirmed across Scotland, a test positivity rate of 7.9 per cent.

Across all local authorities in Scotland, North Ayrshire currently sits 5th overall for its case rate, compared to 8th the previous week.

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