Derry COVID-19 rate jumps again to 71 cases per 100,000 and is second highest in the north

The Derry/Strabane COVID-19 rate has jumped again to 71 cases per 100,000 and is now the second highest in the north.

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 6:29 pm

Between March 13 and March 19, there were 107 confirmed positive cases of the virus in the district giving a seven day rate per 100,000 of 71, up from 64.4 on Friday.

Derry/Strabane is recording the second highest coronavirus rate in the north.

Fermanagh and Omagh (37.7), Lisburn and Castlereagh (41.3), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (44.5), Newry, Mourne and Down (48.3), Antrim and Newtownabbey (50.5), Causeway Coast and Glens (52), Belfast (54.5), Ards and North Down (60.9) and Mid and East Antrim (64.2) all have lower rates.

Latest COVID-19 data.
Latest COVID-19 data.

Only Mid Ulster (82) has a higher rate.

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between March 18 and March 19 was 18 .

In total 11,408 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.