New cases of covid-19 have risen in Largs and on Cumbrae in the last week despite a further drop in numbers across North Ayrshire.

43 cases of the virus were recorded between the town and the island from October 2 to 8, compared to 27 the previous week.

Largs South recorded 16 new cases, Largs North saw a further 13 cases, and Largs Central and Cumbrae registered 14 new cases.

Case numbers continue to fall in the surrounding villages, with West Kilbride and Seamill recording eight new cases in the last week, a decrease on the ten confirmed the week before.

New cases in Fairlie and Skelmorlie have also fallen on the previous week, with eight and three cases respectively.

Across North Ayrshire, a further 438 cases of covid-19 were recorded in the last week, a test positivity rate of 8.1 per cent.

This is a decrease on the previous week, when 544 cases of the virus were confirmed with a test positivity rate of 9.3 per cent.

In the last recorded week, 17,067 new cases of covid-19 were confirmed across Scotland, a test positivity rate of 8 per cent.

Across all local authorities in Scotland, North Ayrshire currently sits 11th overall for its case rate, compared to 5th the previous week.

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