Derry COVID-19 rate rises to 581 cases per 100,000

The Derry/Strabane seven day COVID-19 rate has risen to 581 cases per 100,000.

By Kevin Mullan
Monday, 9th August 2021, 3:47 pm
Updated Monday, 9th August 2021, 3:48 pm
Latest daily COVID-19 data released.
Latest daily COVID-19 data released.

Between August 2 and August 8, there were 879 cases giving a seven day rate of 581 per 100,000, up from 520.2 on Friday.

Only Mid Ulster (599.9) is recording a higher rate than Derry/ Strabane.

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Mid and East Antrim (334.6), Ards and North Down (366.7), Antrim and Newtownabbey (372.8), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (406.1), Newry, Mourne and Down (406.9), Lisburn and Castlereagh (411.6), Causeway Coast and Glens (464), Belfast (533.3) and Fermanagh and Omagh (558.8) all have lower rates than Derry/Strabane.

The average rate for the north is 473.9.

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between August 8 and August 7 was 113.

In total 17,861 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.

A breakdown of the number of vaccinations by postcode shows that 74,693 have been administered in BT48 and 77,371 have been administered in BT47 - 152,064 in total in Derry.