New cases of covid-19 in Largs and Cumbrae have almost doubled in the last fortnight as case numbers continue to rise across the country.

41 new cases were recorded in the town and on the island between June 18 and 24, a large rise on the 24 cases registered in the previous week.

Largs North saw 19 new cases, Largs South recorded 14, whilst Largs Central and Cumbrae registered eight new cases in the past seven recorded days.

Case numbers have remained steady in Skelmorlie and West Kilbride and Seamill, but have shot up in Fairlie.

Fairlie registered 18 new cases in the past week, Skelmorlie recorded nine cases, and West Kilbride and Seamill saw 13 new cases.

Across North Ayrshire, a further 403 cases of the virus have been recorded, a rise on the 241 cases between June 4 and 10.

Across Scotland, a further 17,576 cases were recorded in the last week, a large increase from the 11,226 cases registered across the country two weeks prior.

Across all local authorities, North Ayrshire currently sits 25th overall for its case rate, compared to 28th two weeks before.

The Shetland Islands currently has the highest case rate of any local authority in Scotland.