New cases of covid-19 in Largs and on Cumbrae have fallen for the first time in several weeks, as case numbers decline slightly across the country.

45 new cases were recorded in the town and on the island between July 3 and 9, a big decrease on the 75 cases registered in the previous week.

Largs South saw 15 new cases, Largs North recorded five cases, whilst Largs Central and Cumbrae registered 25 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 ten cases in the past week, Skelmorlie recorded 14 cases, and West Kilbride and Seamill also saw nine new cases.

Across North Ayrshire, a further 445 cases of the virus have been recorded, a slight decrease on the 454 cases between June 25 and July 1.

Across Scotland, a further 17,201 cases were recorded in the last week, a decrease from the 18,166 cases registered across the country in the previous week.

Across all local authorities, North Ayrshire currently sits 12th overall for its case rate, compared to 19th the week before.

Midlothian currently has the highest case rate of any local authority in Scotland.