Derry COVID-19 rate falls to lowest point in six months and is now second lowest in the north

The COVID-19 rate in Derry has fallen again to its lowest point in six months.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 4:08 pm

Between March 5 and March 11, there were 71 confirmed positive cases of the virus in the district giving a seven day rate per 100,000 of 47.1, down from 50.4 yesterday.

Derry/Strabane is recording the second lowest coronavirus rate in the north. The only area with a lower rate is Fermanagh and Omagh (35.9).

Derry/Strabane COVID-19 death down to lowest point in six months.

Rates are higher in Mid Ulster (88.8), Belfast (84.1), Ards and North Down (82.7), Mid and East Antrim (78.6), Antrim and Newtownabbey (75.7), Lisburn and Castlereagh (64.8), Causeway Coast and Glens (58.9), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (57.6) and Newry, Mourne and Down (47.7).

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between March 10 and March 11 was 11.

In total 11,296 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.