Derry COVID-19 rate jumps to 96.9 cases per 100,000 and remains highest in the north

The Derry/Strabane COVID-19 rate has risen again to 96.9 cases per 100,000 and is now more than double the average rate for the north as a whole.

Between April 6 and April 12, there were 146 cases giving a seven day rate of 96.9 cases, up from 86.3 yesterday.

Derry Strabane is the highest COVID-19 rate in the north.

Lisburn and Castlereagh (20), Mid and East Antrim (20.2), Ards and North Down (27.3), Fermanagh and Omagh (30), Belfast (30.8), Antrim and Newtownabbey (31.5), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (38.8), Mid Ulster (44.7), Causeway Coast and Glens (49.2) and Newry, Mourne and Down (59.4) all have lower rates than Derry/Strabane.

Derry COVID-19 rate more than double the average for the north.

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between April 11 and April 12 was 24.

In total 11,890 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.

In total 107,762 vaccine doses have now been administered at the three mass vaccination centres in Derry, Omagh and Enniskillen.

Across the north GPs have rolled out 445,892 jabs. In total 1,042,365 vaccines have now been administered at PHA centres and by GPs in the six counties.