COVID-19 rate rises on cityside, falls in Waterside and Strabane, while Castlederg records zero cases

The seven-day COVID-19 rate in the BT48 postcode has risen while there have been falls in the Waterside and Strabane and Castlederg has recorded no cases of the virus.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 2:59 pm

Between March 22 and March 28 there were 52 SARS-CoV-2 cases on the cityside (BT48) giving a rate per 100,000 of 85.4, up slightly from a figure of 77.2 per 100,000 for the March 15 to March 21 period that was registered last Monday.

In the BT47 postal area - the Waterside as far as Dungiven - there were 24 positive tests over the same weekly period giving a rate per 100,000 of 38.8, down on the figure of 56.6 this time last week.

The Department of Health has released the latest COVID-19 figures by postcode.

In Strabane (BT82) there were 33 cases giving a prevalence rate of 122.7 cases per 100,000. This was down on the figure of 148.8 last week.

Strabane has the fourth highest rate in the north after BT80 (Cookstown; 145.9), BT45 (South Derry;141.6) and BT71 (East Tyrone from Stewartstown to the Moy including Dungannon;128.4).

In Castlederg there were no COVID-19 cases.