After two weeks of increasing, the number of positive coronavirus cases in South Ayrshire has dropped, according to latest figures.

The latest statistics from Public Health Scotland show that there were 314 positive tests returned in South Ayrshire between October 23-29.

That’s a welcomed decrease of 29 cases from the week before, and gives us a seven-day rate per 100,000 of population of 280. The Scottish average for this marker is 330.2.

For the second week running, only one neighbourhood in South Ayrshire is classed as having suppressed the virus, meaning all other neighbourhoods have recorded at least three positive cases in this time.

Just like last week, Girvan Ailsa remains as the only area in this category.

Muirhead and Coylton were the neighbourhoods to record the most positive cases, with 35 and 30, respectively during this time period.

Annbank, Mossblown, and Tarbolton – The Coalfields was the only other area in South Ayrshire to record at least 20 positive cases.

On vaccinations, 94.2 per cent of people over the ages of 12 have now had at least one dose of the vaccine, with 86.4 per cent having had both.

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

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

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