The number of positive coronavirus cases in North Ayrshire has increased again in the most recent week, after a decrease the week before.

The latest statistics from Public Health Scotland show that there were 464 positive tests returned in North Ayrshire between October 23-29.

That is an increase of 40 from the week before, and gives us a seven-day rate per 100,000 of population of 345.6.

The Scottish average for this marker is 330.2.

The rise in cases means that North Ayrshire currently has no neighbourhoods that are classed as having suppressed the virus.

This means that all areas have recorded at least three positives tests in the latest round of statistics, released on Monday.

Saltcoats North East has recorded the most positive cases with 34.

Irvine Castlepark South, Saltcoats North West, Ardrossan North East and Kilwinning Whitehirst Park and Woodside are the other neighbourhoods to record at least 20 positive cases, with 25, 22, 24 and 25, respectively.

On vaccinations, 92.6 per cent of people over the ages of 12 have now had at least one dose of the vaccine, with 84 per cent having had both.

The Scottish average for both is 90.1 and 81.6 per cent, respectively.

National Records of Scotland figures show that a total of seven people died in North Ayrshire where Covid was mentioned on their death certificate between October 18-24, which is down from eight the previous week.

As of October 24, 11,538 Covid-related deaths have been registered in Scotland.