COVID-19 rate falls again in BT48 with slight rise in BT47

The seven-day COVID-19 rate in the BT48 postcode area has fallen again while the prevalence of the illness in the Waterside has risen slightly, according to the latest geographical breakdown.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 3:45 pm
Updated Monday, 10th May 2021, 3:46 pm

Between May 3 and May 9 there were 85 SARS-CoV-2 cases on the cityside (BT48) giving a rate per 100,000 of 139.7, a decrease from the figure of 175.8 per 100,000 for the April 27 to May 3 period that was registered last week.

In the BT47 postal area - the Waterside to Dungiven - there were 32 positive tests over the same weekly period giving a rate per 100,000 of 51.7, up from the figure of 46.9 this time last week.

The latest COVID-19 rates by postcode have been released.

In Strabane (BT82) there were 7 cases giving a prevalence rate of 26 cases per 100,000, a large drop from 52.1 last week.

In Castlederg (BT81) there were nine COVID-19 case giving a rate per 100,000 of 114.1 cases per 100,000, a large increase from 25.3 last Monday.