FOUR central Fife areas have the highest infection rates for the week just past, according to fresh data.

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 16 – October 23 – the latest data available – there are four areas, up one from last week.

Those areas are Cardenden, Hill of Beath and Kingseat, Kelty East and Lochgelly East. All four have an infection rate of 100 and over per 100,000 people.

Lochgelly West and Lumphinnans finds itself in the second highest category with a rate of 75-99, while Lochore and Crosshill is in the third highest with 50-74.

Ballingry, Kelty West and Crossgates and Halbeath are all in the 30-49 range.

Cowdenbeath North and Cowdenbeath South are both in the second lowest category with 15-29 per 100,000.

The biggest shift sees a significant movement for Kelty East, which last week was in the lowest category but now finds itself in the highest.