Derry COVID-19 rate falls to lowest point since September 18

The seven-day coronavirus rate in Derry and Strabane has fallen to 65 per 100,000 people and is at its lowest point since September 18.

Between February 24 and March 2, there were 98 confirmed positive cases of the virus in the district giving a seven day rate per 100,000 of 65, down from 76.3 yesterday.

This is as low as it has been since September 18 last year when the rate was 63.7.

Derry Strabane is now recording the fifth lowest coronavirus rate in the north. The lowest rates are in Newry, Mourne and Down (36.6), Fermanagh and Omagh (40.2), Causeway Coast and Glens (55.5), and Ards and North Down (58.4).

Derry COVID-19 rate falls to lowest level since September 18.

Rates are higher in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (98.7), Mid and East Antrim (90.2), Belfast (89), Mid Ulster (88.8), Antrim and Newtownabbey (72.2) and Lisburn and Castlereagh (69.6).

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between March 1 and March 2 was 4.

In total 11,193 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.