The weekly number of positive Covid-19 cases in Inverclyde fell last week.

According to latest statistics, 136 people in the area tested positive for the virus in the week ending 24 January.

In the seven day period before, there were 215 positive cases recorded within the area.

The neighbourhoods in Inverclyde with highest seven day rate were the Braeside and Branchton areas who collectively recorded 25 new positive cases from 18 January.

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Neighbourhoods that suppressed the virus and reported less than three cases in the past week are West Braeside, East Inverkip and West Gourock; Kilmacolm, Quarriers and Greenock Upper East/Central and Gourock Upper and West Central.

Greenock Telegraph:

The latest figures from Public Health Scotland also confirmed that there were nine deaths in the area in the week ending 24 January.