THE number of coronavirus cases in East Lothian has quadrupled over the past week, as the county recorded more than nine positive cases in one week.

Data from Public Health Scotland showed that, between April 11 and 17, East Lothian recorded only four positive cases of Covid-19.

This gave a seven-day positive rate per 100,000 population of 3.7 and a seven-day test positivity rate of 0.3 per cent.

For April 13-19, only three positive cases were recorded.

But fast forward a week and, between April 19 and 25, figures have increased considerably, although are still very low.

During that seven-day period, a total of 13 positive Covid-19 cases were recorded.

The seven-day positive rate per 100,000 population more than tripled to 12.1, while the test positivity rate doubled to 0.6 per cent.

Since April 13, no parts of East Lothian have been areas of concern, as all have recorded fewer than two positive cases each. Where this is the case, it is shown as 0-2 to protect patient confidentiality.

But now, three parts of East Lothian are areas of concern: Wallyford and Whitecraig recorded four positive cases in the seven days up to April 24, and Pinkie Braes and Ormiston recorded three each.

The rest of the county continued to record fewer than two positive cases each.

So far, April has seen no deaths from the virus recorded. The last recorded Covid-19 death in East Lothian was on March 27.