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

The latest weekly figures from Public Health Scotland show the COVID-19 hotspots across Fife between September 4 and 10.

In this time, there were 256 cases – 27 less than the previous week – which resulted in a seven day positive rate of 68.4 cases per 100,000 population.

The West Fife locations with the highest number of cases were Kelty West and Dunfermline Brucefield where 10 cases were recorded.

This placed the in the 200-399 cases per 100,000 population category along with Dunfermline Masterton where seven cases were recorded.

In the 100-199 cases per 100,000 population rating section were Rosyth North (six cases), Inverkeithing East (4), Dalgety Bay Central (6), Valleyfield, Culross and Torryburn (5), Rosyth East (4), Dunfermline Abbeyview North (5), North Queensferry and Inverkeithing West (4) and Dunfermline Duloch North and Lynebank (7).

There were six neighbourhoods in the 50-99 cases per 100,000 population. There were Crossgates and Halbeath (3), Dunfermline Pitcorthie East (3), Saline and Gowkhall (3), Dunfermline Milesmark and Wellwood (3), Dunfermline Bellyeoman and Townhill (4) and Crossford, Cairneyhill and Limekilns (3).

In the lowest category, for places with less than three cases, were Rosyth South, Oakley, Comrie and Blairhall, Kincardine, Kelty East, Hill of Beath and Kingseat, Dunfermline Touch and Woodmill, Dunfermline Pitcorthie West, Dunfermline Headwell, Dunfermline Garvock Hill, Dunfermline Duloch South, Dunfermline Central, Dunfermline Baldridgeburn, Dunfermline Abbeyview South, Dalgety Bay West and Hillend, Dalgety Bay East, Cairneyhill and Crombie and Aberdour and Auchtertool.