ONLY two areas in Dunfermline recorded three or more cases of coronavirus in the past week.

The weekly statistics from Public Health Scotland reveal hotspots in West Fife for the period between March 28 and April 3.

There were 178 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Kingdom during this time, with a 2.2 per cent positive test rate.

While the majority of neighbourhoods fell within the suppressed category of rates, a couple of areas in Dunfermline recorded three cases each.

The cases in Dunfermline Headwell and Dunfermline Duloch North and Lynebank resulted in the two neighbourhoods being placed within the category of rates between 50 to 99 cases per 100,000 population, the third lowest.

In the category above, Rosyth North recorded three cases (100 to 199 rate), while Rosyth East and Rosyth South also had three cases each but fell within the 50 to 99 category.

All other local neighbourhoods in West Fife had their data suppressed.

Where a local area has fewer than three positive cases, the actual number of cases and population rate is suppressed to help protect patient confidentiality and to reduce instances where very small numbers of cases drive high rates.