NEW localised coronavirus data has revealed that three Central Fife wards are at the highest end of infection rates for the whole of Fife.

The Scottish Government’s neighbourhood interactive map shows which council wards are worst hit by Covid-19 to a weekly average based on a population per 100,000 people.

For the period of October 10 – October 16 - the latest figures available - Cardenden, Crossgates and Halbeath, and Hill of Beath and Kingseat all have an infection rate of 100 and over – the highest category.

It is a considerable shift from the week previous when Cardenden fell into the second bottom category with just 15-29 per 100,000.

In the second highest category is Cowdenbeath South, marking no change from last week with 75-99 cases per 100,000.

Kelty West, Lochgelly East, Lochgelly West and Lumphinnans, and Lochore and Crosshill all have 50-74 cases per 100,000.

At the lower end of the scale are Cowdenbeath North, Kelty East and Ballingry with 29 and below.

This again marks a significant change for Cowdenbeath North which last week featured in the highest category.