New cases of covid-19 in Largs and on Cumbrae have risen again in the last week as case numbers continue to rise across the country.

75 new cases were recorded in the town and on the island between June 25 and July 1, a significant increase on the 41 cases registered in the previous week.

Largs South saw 31 new cases, Largs North recorded 24 cases, whilst Largs Central and Cumbrae registered 20 new cases in the past seven recorded days.

Case numbers have remained steady in the nearby villages of Skelmorlie, Fairlie, and West Kilbride and Seamill.

Fairlie registered 11 cases in the past week, Skelmorlie recorded ten cases, and West Kilbride and Seamill also saw ten new cases.

Across North Ayrshire, a further 454 cases of the virus have been recorded, a rise on the 403 cases between June 18 and 24.

Across Scotland, a further 18,166 cases were recorded in the last week, a slight increase from the 17,576 cases registered across the country in the previous week.

Across all local authorities, North Ayrshire currently sits 19th overall for its case rate, compared to 25th a week before.

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