THE number of positive coronavirus cases in East Lothian continues to fall, with the county’s seven-day rate per 100,000 of the population now one of the lowest in Scotland.

From November 14-20, East Lothian recorded 53 positive cases; five cases were recorded in the county yesterday (Sunday).

In that same time period, East Lothian’s seven-day positive rate per 100,000 of the population was 49.5.

Both numbers are lower than what they were a week ago (November 7-13), when 70 positive cases were recorded and the seven-day rate was sitting at 65.4.

Figures also remain lower than what they were a month ago (October 14-20), when the seven-day rate was 63.5 in East Lothian and 68 cases were recorded.

Edinburgh’s seven-day rate is now sitting at 89.7, Midlothian's at 97.3 and West Lothian's at 185.1.

As well as remaining the lowest in the Lothian region, East Lothian’s seven-day rate is the eighth lowest in Scotland, behind Shetland, Orkney, Na h-Eileanan Siar, Highland, Moray, Dumfries and Galloway, and Argyll and Bute.

East Lothian has also recorded three deaths in November so far, its first since the last recorded death on October 21. One death was recorded on each of November 9, 11 and 18.

Data from Public Health Scotland shows that only one part of the county is currently an area of concern.

In the seven days up to November 19, Pinkie Braes recorded between one and four cases, giving it a seven-day positive rate per 100,000 of the population of 100 or more.

Across Scotland today (Monday), 949 new cases were reported, 95 of which were in Lothian. No new deaths were recorded among those who had previously tested positive.