THE number of positive coronavirus cases in Fife rose by 334 during September.

Scottish Government figures show that 1,331 cases were recorded up until September 30 across the NHS Fife health board since the start of the outbreak.

On September 1, the total number of COVID-19 cases was 997 but that number has grown since further lockdown restrictions have eased and more testing has been carried out across Scotland.

A coronavirus testing site has also been launched in Dunfermline, in Leys Park Road.

The largest rise last month occurred between September 25 and 26, when the total increased by 46.

The September number of cases is a rise of 287 on August's increase of 47.

By comparison, there were only 16 new cases reported between July 1 and 31.

That downturn came after 94 cases were reported over the course of June.

There has been fewer than five people in intensive care since June 2.