Derry COVID-19 positivity rises to 18%

The Derry and Strabane COVID-19 positivity rate has risen to approximately 18 per cent, according to the Public Health Agency's Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin published on Thursday.

The highest positivity also occurred in Mid-Ulster (23%). the north's proportion positive in week 46 - the week to November 21 - was 18.8%, a decrease from 19.1% in week 45.

This is lower than the peak positivity of 27.1% reported across NI in week 53 (December 27, 2020 – January 3, 2021),

The case rates decreased in week 46 compared to the previous week in the 65-74, 75-84, and the 85+ age groups.

A chart tracking the positivity rate in Derry/Strabane.


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The remaining younger age groups saw an increase. The highest case rates were seen in the 5-14 age group (1312.7 per 100,000). This is higher than the previous peak of 1242.9 per 100,000 in this age group in week 36 (September 6-13 2021).

In week 46, positivity was highest in the 5-14 age group (29.9%). The lowest positivity was observed in the 85+ age group (4.3%).