THERE are signs the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in Inverclyde may be starting to level off.

The number of infections has surged recently, with around 1,000 cases a week.

The area remains the second-worst affected place in the country, but the infection rate per 100,000 people has fallen slightly over the last couple of days.

It now stands at 1,177 - for the period August 31 to September 6 - with hopes the peak may have passed.

A total of 907 people tested positive over the seven days.

The latest case rate for Scotland as a whole is 811 per 100k.