SOME central Fife areas have seen slight rises in coronavirus cases as the overall positivity rate also increases.

The Scottish Government’s neighbourhood 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 week up to and including February 18, the most recent data available, there are no central Fife areas in the highest category of 400+ cases per 100,000 people.

There remains six local wards in the “suppressed” category of the virus.

Those areas are Lochore and Crosshill, Lochgelly West and Lumphinnans, Lochgelly East, Kelty East, Cowdenbeath South, and Cardenden.

Crossgates and Halbeath, which last week had suppressed the virus, is now in the 50-99 infections per 100,000 people category.

Kelty West, Hill of Beath and Kingseat, Ballingry, and Cowdenbeath North are all in the third highest category with 100-199 infections per 100,000 people.

Across the whole of Fife there is a seven day positivity rate of 4.1 per cent, up from 3.7 per cent last week.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) outline that a positive percentage over five is “out of control”.