THERE has been yet another rise in the number of central Fife wards with the highest infection rates.

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 past week, November 6 – November 12, the latest information available, there is a total of 10 wards in the highest category – a rise of two since last week.

The wards in the top section with an infection rate of over 100 per 100,000 are: Ballingry, Cardenden, Cowdenbeath North, Crossgates and Halbeath, Hill of Beath and Kingseat, Thornton and Kinglassie, Kelty East, Kelty West, Lochgelly East, and Lochore and Crosshill.

This represents a significant rise for Kelty West, and Lochore and Crosshill, both of which were the lowest central areas last week.

Lochgelly West and Lumphinnans have a rating of 50-74 per 100,000 in the third highest category.

Cowdenbeath South is the lowest area and is remarkably in the bottom category with less than 15 positive cases per 100,000.