New cases of covid-19 in Largs and on Cumbrae have fallen again as the surge in the virus seen earlier this summer declines.

19 new cases were recorded in the town and on the island between July 17 and 23, a decrease on the 27 cases registered in the previous week.

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

Case numbers have been up and down in the nearby villages of Skelmorlie, Fairlie, and West Kilbride and Seamill.

Fairlie registered 12 new cases in the past week, Skelmorlie recorded five cases, and West Kilbride and Seamill also saw 12 new cases.

Across North Ayrshire, a further 232 cases of the virus have been recorded, a significant decrease on the 323 cases between July 10 and 16.

Across Scotland, a further 9,426 cases were recorded in the last week, a significant decrease from the 13,046 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 15th the week before.

Na h-Eileanan Siar currently has the highest case rate of any local authority in Scotland.