The number of coronavirus cases in West Dunbartonshire has almost doubled in the space of a week, according to official figures.

According to daily updates published online by Public Health Scotland, parts of Balloch and Dumbarton continue to show the highest case numbers for the whole of the Dumbarton and surrounding areas.

However, case numbers remain relatively low across West Dunbartonshire, and the rate per 100,000 of population is average in comparison to other parts of Scotland and for the country as a whole.

The latest update was published on Tuesday, January 5.

According to the most up-to-date figures, covering the week from December 27 to January 2, there were 223 positive cases recorded in West Dunbartonshire - a seven-day positive rate of 250.8 per 100,000 people.

The week before (December 20-26), there had been 112 cases and a seven-day positive rate of 125.9.

By comparison, Argyll and Bute had 73 confirmed positive cases during the week to January 2. Glasgow’s figure for the same seven days was 1,998, and East Dunbartonshire’s was 288.

For the week to January 2, 35 cases were reported in the Duntocher area, 21 in the Dalmuir area, 20 in Kilpatrick and 19 cases in the Balloch area.

Clydebank East saw 17 cases, while Drumry saw 14, Clydebank and Whitecrook 13. Singer and Clydebank South saw 11 cases.

Bowling, Dumbarton and Clydebank North recorded 10 cases, while Alexandria and Lomond areas recorded seven. Leven had six.

Bonhill had five cases, while Dalreoch had four. Dumbarton East had between zero and two cases.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, placing the whole of mainland Scotland into a full lockdown which took effect at midnight on January 5, said the new variant is responsible for around half of all new cases.