ALL 104 neighbourhoods in the Kingdom were in the highest category for Covid-19 cases recorded in the last seven days.

In the Central Fife Times patch the worst-hit locations were Cardenden, with 99 people testing positive in the past week, and Cowdenbeath North with 73.

While the situation is improving, the latest figures published by Public Health Scotland show that everywhere was a hotspot across Fife between January 4 and 10.

Between those dates, there were 4,821 positive cases – down from 7,066 the previous week – which gave a seven-day positive rate of 1,288 people per 100,000 population.

Just over a quarter of the PCR tests carried out over those seven days were positive.

The neighbourhoods that make up Fife were all in the category for places with 400-plus cases per 100,000 population, the highest grouping.

That included the 13 in this area.

As well as Cardenden and Cowdenbeath North, the other neighbourhoods in the highest bracket for Covid cases were: Aberdour and Auchtertool (37 cases); Ballingry (41); Cowdenbeath South (40); Crossgates and Halbeath (45); Hill of Beath and Kingseat (59); Kelty East (65); Kelty West (46); Lochgelly East (58); Lochgelly West and Lumphinnans (49); Lochore and Crosshill (53) and

Thornton and Kinglassie (63).