Glasgow has seen a considerable drop in coronavirus cases in the last week.

The latest seven-day figures show the number of positive covid-19 cases in Glasgow has fallen after a recent increase.

The latest seven-day total for positive cases was 684, which is a reduction from the 844 recorded for the week before.

It is a drop of 19% in a week.

Meanwhile there was a drop across Scotland but not as high as in Glasgow. Across the country overall the fall was 4% down by 156 from 4014 to 3848.

It takes the rate per 100,000 people in the city down to 108, the lowest it has been this year.

Glasgow is now one of five areas where the rate of covid-19 is between 100 and 200 per 100,000.

West Lothian has the highest rate in Scotland at 193 per 100,000 followed by East Renfrewshire at 112 and North Lanarkshire at 108 per 100,000 people. North Ayrshire is the other area at 100.7.

15 of Scotland council areas are at a lower rate of below 50 per 100,000 and 12 have a rate of between 50 and 99.

Using the World Health Organisation criteria for levels Glasgow would qualify for level three  of between 50 and 150 per 100,000 when the  system is brought back at the end of April.

However a continued reduction could see it reach below 50 for level 2.

Scotland overall is currently at70 per 100,00 and is reducing giving optimism that the whole country can move out of lockdown together. as planned.

The 19% drop in the city comes after a one week increase for the seven days up to March 12.

In the city there was just one area remaining in the highest category of more than 400 cases per 100,000 people.

Blackhill and Barmulloch East, the only area shown on the map as the darkest purple, had the highest rate with 23 cases and a rate of 499 per 100,000.

It was an increase from 12 over the previous seven days.

The number of areas with the higher rates is reducing in the city.

There were 14 areas with a rate of between 200 and 399, shown as the lighter purple on the map, including at the higher end, Knightswood West with 10 cases and a rate of 392 per 100,000, Old Shettleston and Parkhead North with 18 cases a rate of 371 per 100,000 and Parkhead West and Barrowfield with 27 news cases a rate of 361 per 100,000, the only other three above 300 per 100,000.

At the lower end was Dalmarnock with 8 cases and a rate of 207 per 100,000, Ibrox East and Cessnock with 7 cases and a rate of 210 and Garrowhill East and Swinton with 9 cases, a rate of 215 per 100,000.

There were another 43 areas, shown as dark grey on the map with a rate of between 100 and 199 cases per 100,000.

They included Craigton with 7 new cases a rate of 199 per 100,000 and Greenfield with 10 cases, a rate of 194 and Scotstoun south and west with 7 new cases, a rate of 192.

At the lower end was Anniesland West with 7 new cases a rate of 104, Shettleston North with 5cases a rate of 104, Shettleston North with 4 cases a rate of 105 and City Centre West with 6 cases a rate of 105 per 100,000