Derry COVID rate spikes to 831.5 cases per 100,000

The Derry/Strabane seven day COVID-19 rate has spiked to 831.5 cases per 100,000 and the district now has the second highest rate in the north.

By Kevin Mullan
Monday, 20th December 2021, 3:55 pm
Latest daily COVID-19 data released.

Between December 13 and December 19, there were 1,258 cases giving a seven day rate of 831.5 per 100,000, up sharply from 686.8 on Friday.

Only Ards & North Down (874.3) has a higher rate than Derry/ Strabane.

Causeway Coast and Glens (575.1), Mid & East Antrim (614.6), Mid Ulster (685.4), Fermanagh & Omagh (721.5), Newry, Mourne and Down (728.9), Antrim and Newtownabbey (777.7), Belfast (793.5), Lisburn and Castlereagh (822.6) and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (828.8), - all have lower rates than Derry/Strabane.

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The average rate for the north is 772.7.

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between December 18 and December 19 was 187.

In total 32,660 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.

A breakdown of the number of vaccinations by postcode shows that 109,677 have been administered in BT48 and 110,477 have been administered in BT47 - 220,154 in total in Derry.