Derry COVID-19 rate falls slightly and is now fifth highest in the north

The seven-day coronavirus rate in Derry and Strabane has fallen marginally to 76.3 per 100,000 people and is now fifth highest in the north.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 4:15 pm

Between February 23 and March 1, there were 115 confirmed positive cases of the virus in the district giving a seven day rate per 100,000 of 76.3, down from 78.3 yesterday.

Derry Strabane is now recording the fifth highest coronavirus rate in the north.

Rates are lower in Newry, Mourne and Down (39.4), Fermanagh and Omagh (41.1), Causeway Coast and Glens (47.8), Ards and North Down (52.2), Antrim and Newtownabbey (70.1) and Lisburn and Castlereagh (74.4).

The Derry COVID-19 rate is now fifth highest in the north.
The Derry COVID-19 rate is now fifth highest in the north.

Rates remain higher in Mid Ulster (96.3), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (94.1), Belfast (92.9) and Mid and East Antrim (92.4).

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between February 28 and March 1 was 12.

In total 11,189 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.