THE latest weekly coronavirus figures have been released, highlighting hotspots of Covid-19 per 100,000 of the population and the risk in each neighbourhood.

Usually, this list would be a top 500, but with the reduction of Covid across the country only 486 places reported cases this week.

Scotland had 3,644 positive cases between March 3 and March 9, which was 66.7 cases per 100,000 population and a test positivity rate of 3.2 per cent.

These numbers are lower than last week, in which Scotland reported 3,760 positive cases, 68.8 cases per 100,000 population, and a test positivity rate of 3.4 per cent.

Last week, Alva was named as the number one hotspot in the whole of Scotland, after a breakout in schools was reported, but has since dropped right out of the list.

However, Clackmannan, an area that also experienced a school cluster, jumped up the list from fifth to second, with cases rising from 20 to 28.

READ MORE: Last week's figures

The only other Clacks area in the top 100 is Sauchie, in 89th place, with nine cases - an increase of four from the previous week.

Three areas of Stirling make up the top 10 with high levels of cases in Braehead, Broomridge and Fallin.

Yesterday, immediate measures were put in place by NHS Forth Valley in an attempt to address the rising numbers of cases in Fallin in Throsk.

Mobile testing units were deployed, with some children returning to remote learning.

Lochside, Braehead and Whitletts in South Ayrshire had the most Covid cases in Scotland, with 25 people testing positive from a population of 4,637.

The council area with the most cases of Covid-19 is Glasgow City with 768 positive cases, which works out at 121.3 per 100,000 people.

However, the area with the most Covid cases per 100,00 population was Stirling with 141.2.

Only the Orkney and the Shetland Islands in Scotland had zero cases of Covid-19 over this seven-day period.