The number of coronavirus cases being recorded weekly in South Ayrshire has fallen compared to the previous week.

The latest Public Health Scotland statistics show that there were 423 positive tests returned between November 13-19.

That’s down from 455 the week before and gives us a seven-day rate per 100,000 of population of 377.2.

Maybole remains the epicentre for cases in the area, with 49 being reported in that neighbourhood.

Coylton is the only neighbourhood currently classified as having suppressed the virus.

On vaccinations 94.8 of people in South Ayrshire aged over 12 have now received at least a first dose of a Covid vaccine, a 0.02 per cent increase on last week. 87.2 per cent have had two, up 0.01 on the week before and 34.7 per cent have had a third jag, up 6.4 per cent.

The most recent figures from the National Records of Scotland show that four people from South Ayrshire died where Covid-19 was mentioned on their death certificate between November 8-14, the same amount as the week before.

The Scottish Government is due to make an announcement later on today regarding whether the vaccine passport scheme, which was introduced earlier this year for certain events and venues will be expanded to encompass more settings.

Nicola Sturgeon said the scheme could be widened to include theatres, cinemas and other hospitality venues.

It involves people showing proof of being double vaccinated before being granted entry to events.

Any extension to the scheme would start on December 6.