OVER half of the neighbourhoods in Dunfermline and West Fife were in the lowest coronavirus rating category last week.

The weekly statistics from Public Health Scotland show the COVID-19 hotspots in the Kingdom between August 21 and 27.

In this time, there were 265 cases – 38 more than the previous week – which resulted in a seven day positive rate of 70.8 cases per 100,000 population.

The places with the most cases was Cairneyhill and Crombie. With a total of eight cases, the area was included in the 200-399 cases per 100,000 population category.

In the next category, for places with 100-199 cases per 100,000 population, were Dunfermline Central (5 cases), Dunfermline Pitcorthie West (4), Dunfermline Abbeyview North (6), Rosyth East (4), Saline and Gowkhall (4) and Rosyth South (4).

In the 50-99 cases per 100,000 population were North Queensferry and Inverkeithing West (3), Kincardine (3), Rosyth Central (3), Dunfermline Pitcorthie East (3) and Dunfermline Duloch North and Lynebank (5).

The remaining neighbourhoods were in the lowest category with under three cases. They were Valleyfield, Culross and Torryburn, Rosyth North, Oakley, Comrie and Blairhall, Kelty West, Kelty East, Inverkeithing East, Hill of Beath and Kingseat, Dunfermline Touch and Woodmill, Dunfermline Milesmark and Wellwood, Dunfermline Masterton, Dunfermline Headwell, Dunfermline Garvock Hill and Dunfermline Duloch South.

Other locations with the same rating were Dunfermline Brucefield, Dunfermline Bellyeoman and Townhill, Dunfermline Baldridgeburn, Dunfermline Abbeyview South, Dalgety Bay West and Hillend, Dalgety Bay East, Dalgety Bay Central, Crossgates and Halbeath, Crossford, Charlestown and Limekilns and Aberdour and Auchtertool.