COVID-19 rate falls in BT48 but prevalence on cityside is six times that in the Waterside of Derry

The seven-day COVID-19 rate in the BT48 postcode area has fallen significantly but the prevalence of the illness on the cityside is over six times that in the Waterside, according to the latest geographical breakdown.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 4:39 pm

Between April 19 and April 25 there were 84 SARS-CoV-2 cases on the cityside (BT48) giving a rate per 100,000 of 138, a decrease from a figure of 197.2 per 100,000 for the April 12 to April 18 period that was registered last week.

In the BT47 postal area - the Waterside to Dungiven - there were 13 positive tests over the same weekly period giving a rate per 100,000 of 21, down significantly from the figure of 40.4 this time last week.

Latest COVID-19 postcode breakdown released.

In Strabane (BT82) there were 8 cases giving a prevalence rate of 29.8 cases per 100,000, a large drop from 78.1 last week.

In Castlederg (BT81) there were four COVID-19 case giving a rate per 100,000 of 50.7 cases per 100,000, up from 25.3 last Monday.

The cityside of Derry is the fifth worst affected area after the southern section of Belfast city centre (BT2;357.1), Belfast harbour (BT3; 222.2), the area east of Omagh from Sixmilecross north to Plumbridge and Sperrin (BT79; 154.7) and Maghera to Swatragh (BT46; 149.1).