COVID-19 rate rises again on Derry cityside while Waterside prevalence drops

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

Monday, 19th April 2021, 4:04 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 4:06 pm
Latest COVID-19 post code data released.

Between April 17 and April 18 there were 120 SARS-CoV-2 cases on the cityside (BT48) giving a rate per 100,000 of 197.2, a large rise from a figure of 126.5 per 100,000 for the April 5 to April 11 period that was registered last week.

In the BT47 postal area - the Waterside to Dungiven - there were 25 positive tests over the same weekly period giving a rate per 100,000 of 40.4, down slightly from the figure of 50.1 this time last week.

In Strabane (BT82) there were 21 cases giving a prevalence rate of 78.1 cases per 100,000. This was no change from last week.

In Castlederg (BT81) there were two COVID-19 case giving a rate per 100,000 of 25.3.

The cityside of Derry is the second worst affected area after the sparsely populated border area of Augher (BT77; 382.2 per 100,000).