Derry COVID-19 rate falls to 63.1 cases per 100,000 but still second worst affected in the north

The Derry/Strabane COVID-19 rate has fallen to 63.1 cases per 100,000 but remains the second worst affected district after Mid Ulster.

Between March 23 and March 29, there were 95 cases giving a seven day rate of 63.1, down rom 69 yesterday.

Derry Strabane is, however, still posting the second highest COVID-19 rate in the north.

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Mid Ulster is recording the highest prevalence at 122.7.

Latest COVID-19 figures released.

Causeway Coast and Glens (32.6), Mid and East Antrim (33.9), Lisburn and Castlereagh (35.1), Newry, Mourne and Down (40), Fermanagh and Omagh (41.9), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (46.3), Antrim and Newtownabbey (49.1), Belfast (51) and Ards and North Down (52.8) all have lower rates than Derry/Strabane.

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between March 28 and March 29 was 13.

In total 11,552 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.

In total 93,590 vaccine doses have now been administered at the three mass vaccination centres in Derry, Omagh and Enniskillen.

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Across the north GPs have rolled out 398,495 jabs.