THE Borders has the lowest rate of coronavirus cases in Scotland, new figures have revealed.

The statistics are shown in an interactive map from Public Health Scotland.

They indicate the region recorded four cases of COVID-19 between March 16 and March 22.

That gives the Borders a seven-day rate of 3.5 per 100,000 population.

The second-placed area in the country is the Orkney Islands which saw one case during the same period (a rate of 4.5).

At the other end of the scale, the figures show West Lothian had the highest rate of cases between March 16 and March 22.

A total of 382 people tested positive for coronavirus in the area, giving it a rate of 208.6 per 100,000 population.

That was followed by North Lanarkshire where 424 cases were recorded (a rate of 124.2).

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