The total number of coronavirus cases being recorded weekly in North Ayrshire has not changed much in the last week.

The latest Public Health Scotland figures show that there were 454 positive tests returned between October 30 - November 5.

That’s down from 464 the week before. The week before that, there were 424.

The current total gives us a seven-day rate per 100,000 of population of 338.2.

Not a single neighbourhood in the area is currently classified as having suppressed the virus.

West Kilbride and Seamill, and Irvine Perceton and Lawthorn were the neighbourhoods with the highest number of cases, with 24 and 23 each respectively.

On vaccinations, 92.9 per cent of all those aged 12 and above in North Ayrshire have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine and 84.5 per cent have received two doses.

In recent weeks, we have seen the rollout of booster jags or third dose vaccines. In North Ayrshire, 19.8 per cent of the population aged 12 and over have received a third dose.

Vaccination effectiveness wanes over time and so the government is seeking to get those dosed for whom it has been six months since their last Covid jag. The government are targeting those in the top priority vaccine groups.

National Records of Scotland figures show that a total of 10 people died in North Ayrshire where Covid was mentioned on their death certificate between October 25-31, two more than were recorded the previous week.