Derry COVID-19 rate exceeds 100 cases per 100,000 for first time since early February
The Derry/Strabane COVID-19 rate has risen above 100 cases per 100,000 for the first time since early February.
Between April 7 and April 13, there were 153 cases giving a seven day rate of 101.5 cases, up from 96.9 yesterday.
Not since the end of the third wave of the pandemic in early February has the rate exceeded 100 cases per 100,000 in Derry Strabane.
Derry/Strabane has the highest COVID-19 rate in the north. The rate here is more than twice the average for the north.
Lisburn and Castlereagh (21.4), Mid and East Antrim (21.6), Ards and North Down (24.9), Belfast (28.4), Antrim and Newtownabbey (30.1), Fermanagh and Omagh (31.7), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (43.5), Mid Ulster (49.5), Causeway Coast and Glens (47.1) and Newry, Mourne and Down (56.1) all have lower rates than Derry/Strabane.
The average rate for the north is now 41.5. This rate has been rising over the past week.
The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between April 12 and April 13 was 25.
In total 11,915 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.
In total 109,235 vaccine doses have now been administered at the three mass vaccination centres in Derry, Omagh and Enniskillen.
Across the north GPs have rolled out 454,985 jabs. In total 1,062,178 vaccines have now been administered at PHA centres and by GPs in the six counties.