Derry COVID-19 rate falls to 59.7 cases per 100,000

The Derry/Strabane COVID-19 rate has fallen to 59.7 cases per 100,000 - the second highest SARS-CoV-2 prevalence in the north.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 3:32 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 3:46 pm

Between April 21 and April 27, there were 90 cases giving a seven day rate of 59.7 cases per 100,000, down slightly from 67.7 yesterday.

Mid Ulster is still posting the highest rate in the north at 69.8 per 100,000.

Ards and North Down (8.7), Lisburn and Castlereagh (15.2), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (17.3), Mid and East Antrim (28.9), Newry, Mourne and Down (29.4), Belfast (31.9), Antrim and Newtownabbey (34.3), Causeway Coast and Glens (36) and Fermanagh and Omagh (53.9) all have lower rates than Derry Strabane.

The average rate for the north is 34.2

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between April 26 and April 27 was 23.

In total 12,175 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.

In sum 126,339 vaccine doses have now been administered at the three mass vaccination centres in Derry, Omagh and Enniskillen.

Across the north GPs have rolled out 550,472 jabs. In total 1,295,125 vaccines have now been administered at PHA centres and by GPs in the six counties.