TWO neighbourhoods in the Dunfermline and West Fife area recorded high rates of COVID-19 in the past week.

The weekly figures from Public Health Scotland reveal hotspots in the area for the period from April 4-10.

There were 179 positive cases of COVID-19 during these seven days across the Kingdom, a rate of 2.3 per cent of tests were positive.

Rosyth South had the second highest number of cases across anywhere else in Fife.

The area recorded 13 cases of coronavirus in the past seven days, placing it within the category of rates between 200 to 399 cases per 100,000 population – the second highest category.

The Dunfermline Brucefield area also fell into that category with nine cases being reported.

A further four areas in Dunfermline and West Fife also had their data represented in the latest findings, and all fell into the category of rates of 50 to 99 cases.

In Dalgety Bay Central there were four cases, while Dunfermline Abbeyview North, Dunfermline Duloch South and Dunfermline Duloch North and Lynebank all recorded three cases each.

All other neighbourhoods in Dunfermline and West Fife had their data suppressed.

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