Derry COVID rate falls for second day running but remains extremely high

The Derry/Strabane seven day COVID-19 rate has fallen for the second consecutive day but still remains by far the highest in the north at 4,096.9 cases per 100,000, new figures released on Thursday show.
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Between December 30 and January 5, there were 6,198 cases giving a seven day rate of 4,096.9 per 100,000, down slightly from 4,434 on Wednesday.

Ards & North Down (1,902.6), Mid & East Antrim (1,930), Lisburn & Castlereagh (2,006.8), Causeway Coast & Glens (2,222.5), Antrim & Newtownabbey (2,262), Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon (2,330.2), Belfast (2,468.1), Newry, Mourne & Down (2,774.5), Mid Ulster (2,982.6) and Fermanagh & Omagh (3,390.2), all have lower rates than Derry/ Strabane.

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The average rate for the north is 2,601.8.

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The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between January 4 and January 5 was 724.

In total 43,632 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.

A breakdown of the number of vaccinations by postcode shows that 113,947 have been administered in BT48 and 116,883 have been administered in BT47 - 230,830 in total in Derry.

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