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.
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).