Derry COVID rate rises to 651.1 cases per 100,000

The Derry/Strabane seven day COVID-19 rate has risen to 651.1 cases per 100,000.

Between December 9 and December 15, there were 985 cases giving a seven day rate of 651.1 per 100,000, up from 613.4 on Wednesday.

Five areas - Causeway Coast and Glens (533.7), Mid Ulster (566.9), Mid & East Antrim (570.8), Fermanagh and Omagh (586) and Belfast (616.2) - all have lower rates than Derry/ Strabane.

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Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (685.9), Lisburn and Castlereagh (697.9), Newry, Mourne and Down (742.7), Antrim and Newtownabbey (744.9) and Ards & North Down (791.5) all have higher rates than Derry/Strabane.

Latest daily COVID-19 data released.
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The average rate for the north is 662.6.

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between December 14 and December 15 was 169.

In total 31,946 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.

A breakdown of the number of vaccinations by postcode shows that 107,257 have been administered in BT48 and 107,785 have been administered in BT47 - 215,042 in total in Derry.