North Ayrshire continues to buck the trend in Ayrshire, as it’s the only local authority area from the region to see stable case rates of Covid.

The latest Public Health Scotland data show that there were 461 positive tests returned in the area between November 6-12.

That’s an increase from 454 the previous week and means we now have a seven-day rate per 100,000 of population of 343.4.

Although it is a slight increase, by that measure we are the eighth least affected council area in the country and the best-performing of all three Ayrshire areas.

The neighbourhood worst affected currently is West Kilbride and Seamill (33 cases).

On vaccinations, 93 per cent of people in North Ayrshire aged over 12 have now received at least a first dose of a Covid vaccine, a 0.01 per cent increase on last week. 84.7 per cent have had two, up 0.02 on the week before and 24.6 per cent have had a third jag, up 4.8 per cent.

According to the latest statistics from the National Records of Scotland, two people people from North Ayrshire died where Covid-19 was mentioned on their death certificate between November 1-7, down from 10 the week before.

As of November 7, 11,818 deaths have been registered in Scotland where the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) was mentioned on the death certificate. In the week November 1-7, 140 deaths were registered.

Yesterday, the Scottish Government confirmed that the booster jag programme will be rolled out to the 40 to 49-year-old group. They’ll be offered once the earlier priority groups had been given theirs.