Derry COVID-19 rate dips slightly for second day running

The Derry/Strabane seven day COVID-19 rate has dipped slightly to 179.8 cases per 100,000.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 4:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th June 2021, 4:02 pm

It is the second consecutive day the rate has fallen - albeit marginally - following a steady rise from the start of June.

Between June 17 and June 23, there were 272 cases giving a seven day rate of 179.8 per 100,000, down very slightly from 181.1 on Wednesday.

Latest daily COVID-19 data released.

The rate is still as high in Derry Strabane as it was in the middle of January.

Ards and North Down (20.4), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (31.5), Antrim and Newtownabbey (32.1), Mid Ulster (36.4), Lisburn and Castlereagh (42.5), Belfast (43.1), Fermanagh and Omagh (52.8), Mid and East Antrim (63.2), Causeway Coast and Glens (64.2) and Newry, Mourne and Down (105.3) all have lower rates.

The average rate for the north is 62.2.

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between June 22 and June 23 was 36.

In total 13,339 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.

A breakdown of the number of vaccinations by postcode shows that 62,780 have been administered in BT48 and 65,464 have been administered in BT47 - 128,244 in total in Derry.