Derry COVID-19 rate jumps again to 81 cases per 100,000 and is just behind Mid Ulster as area with highest prevalence

The Derry/Strabane COVID-19 rate has risen to 81 cases per 100,000 which is now just behind Mid Ulster (81.3) as the worst prevalence rate.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 2:39 pm

Between March 16 and March 22, there were 122 cases giving a seven day rate of 81, up from 74.3 yesterday.

Derry/Strabane is recording the second highest coronavirus rate in the north. Only Mid Ulster (81.3) has a higher rate than Derry/Strabane.

Latest COVID-19 data released.

Fermanagh and Omagh (30), Antrim and Newtownabbey (35.7), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (44.9), Mid and East Antrim (45.5),Lisburn and Castlereagh (46.2), Causeway Coast and Glens (46.4), Belfast (50.7), Newry, Mourne and Down (52.2) and Ards and North Down (70.9) all have lower rates.

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between March 21 and March 22 was 23 .

In total 11,457 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.