Derry COVID-19 rate remains just above 50 cases per 100,000

The seven-day coronavirus rate in Derry and Strabane remains just over the 50 cases per 100,000 mark.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 5:14 pm

Between March 1 and March 7, there were 82 confirmed positive cases of the virus in the district giving a seven day rate per 100,000 of 54.4, up slightly from 53.1 yesterday.

It remains as low as it has been since September 17 last year when the rate was 49.8.

COVID-19 rate remains slightly above 50 cases per 100,000 threshold.

Derry/Strabane is now recording the fifth lowest coronavirus rate in the north. The lowest rates are in Fermanagh and Omagh (33.4), Newry, Mourne and Down (40.5), Causeway Coast and Glens (46.4) and Lisburn and Castlereagh (51.7).

Rates are higher in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (76.8), Antrim and Newtownabbey (75), Mid Ulster (73.9), Belfast (73.6), Ards and North Down (71.5) and Mid and East Antrim (71.4).

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between March 6 and March 7 was 9.

In total 11,256 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.