Derry COVID-19 dips slightly to 78.3 cases per 100,000

The seven-day coronavirus rate in Derry and Strabane has fallen slightly to 78.3 cases per 100,000 people and is now fifth lowest in the north.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 7:04 pm
Updated Monday, 1st March 2021, 7:06 pm

Between February 22 and February 28, there were 118 confirmed positive cases of the virus in the district giving a seven day rate per 100,000 of 78.3, down from 80.3 yesterday.

Derry/Strabane is now recording the fifth lowest coronavirus rate in the north. The lowest rates are in Fermanagh and Omagh (41.1), Newry, Mourne and Down (47.2), Causeway Coast and Glens (50.6), and Ards and North Down (53.5).

Slight decrease in COVID-19 rate

Rates are higher in Mid Ulster (107.1), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (100.6), Belfast (99.1), Mid and East Antrim (98.8), Lisburn and Castlereagh (83.4) and Antrim and Newtownabbey (78.5).

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between February 27 and February 28 was 9.

In total 11,177 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.