The number of weekly positive Covid cases recorded in South Ayrshire has increased again, rising from week on week once more.

The latest data from Public Health Scotland reveals there were 768 new cases between August 28 and September 3.

That is an increase of 90 cases more than last week’s total.

The steady rise now gives us a seven-day rate per 100,000 population of 684.9, which is another increase from last week, up from 604.6.

Despite this rise, there are still 17 local authority areas in the country with a worse seven-day rate than South Ayrshire.

Again, most of the country appears to be seeing a similar increase in case numbers as the virus spreads now that most restrictions have been removed.

Once more, currently none of the 25 neighbourhoods in South Ayrshire are classed as having suppressed the virus, meaning they have all recorded at least three positive cases in the past seven days.

The lowest number of cases recorded by any neighbourhood was Barassie with 11 positive tests in the past week.

Annbank, Mossblown and Tarbolton - The Coalfields recorded the most positive cases with 72 people testing positive.

Dundonald, Loans and Symington wasn’t far behind with 70 new positive cases during this time.

In the week of August 23-29, sadly one death was recorded in South Ayrshire where coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate, which is a rise from no deaths being recorded in the previous week of