The number of positive COVID cases in South Ayrshire has dropped again according to the latest statistics.

Public Health Scotland figures show that there were 212 cases between June 19-25, which is a decrease of 32 from the previous week.

Our seven-day rate per 100,000 of population currently stands at 188.3, the Scottish rate is currently 290.8.

We are now no longer in the top three worst affected council areas in the country when it comes to the seven-day rate.

In fact, there are only seven council areas with a lower rate over the past seven days than South Ayrshire.

However, currently none of the 25 neighbourhoods in the area are classed as having suppressed the virus, which means that all have recorded at least four positive tests in the past week.

Annbank, Mossblown and Tarbolton - the Coalfields- recorded the most positive cases over this period, with 16.

Craigie and Carrick North recorded the least amount of positive cases with five each.

As of Monday, June 28, 89.4 per cent of the adult population had received the first dose of a vaccine, with 69.3 per cent having both, which is both higher than the Scottish average of 84.1 per cent and 60.3 per cent respectively.

The National Records of Scotland reported that there had been one COVID death in South Ayrshire between June 14 and 20, up from zero during the previous week and

Across Scotland, a further 3,285 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Scotland, a new record high,the Scottish Government revealed yesterday.