TWO neighbourhoods in West Fife recorded the highest number of positive coronavirus rates in the past seven days.

The weekly statistics from Public Health Scotland reveal hotspots in the area for the period from January 3 to January 8 when a total of 851 positive cases were recorded across Fife.

Rosyth South (17 cases recorded in the past seven days) and Valleyfield, Culross and Torryburn (20 cases) were included in the highest category with rates of over 400 cases per 100,000 population in both areas.

Included in the 200-399 cases per 100,000 population were: Aberdour and Auchtertool (8 cases), Dalgety Bay Central (15), Dunfermline Abbeyview North (11), Dunfermline Brucefield (11), Dunfermline Central (7), Dunfermline Duloch South (9), Dunfermline Garvock Hill (6), Dunfermline Headwell (14), Dunfermline Masterton (10), Dunfermline, Touch and Woodmill (6), Oakley, Comrie and Blairhall (9), Rosyth North 6), and Saline and Gowkhall (8).

In the 100-199 cases per population category were: Cairneyhill and Crombie (3), Crossford, Charlestown and Limekilns (6), Crossgates and Halbeath (5), Dunfermline Abbeyview South (4), Dunfermline Baldridgeburn (7), Dunfermline Bellyeoman and Townhill (10), Dunfermline Duloch North and Lynebank (11), Dunfermline Milesmark and Wellwood (7), Dunfermline Pitcorthie West (5), Kelty East (5), Kelty West (4), Kincardine (4), Rosyth Central (4) and Rosyth East (4).

Dunfermline Pitcorthie East (3) and North Queensferry and Inverkeithing (3) were the only two areas in the 50 to 99 cases per 100,000 population.

There were three neighbourhoods in the lowest category, for areas with "suppressed" numbers, where less than three cases were recorded in the last seven days.

These areas were: Dalgety Bay East, Dalgety Bay West and Hillend, and Inverkeithing East.

The data shows only confirmed cases, not suspected or asymptomatic cases.