Derry COVID-19 rate rises slightly but is now third lowest in the north

The COVID-19 rate in Derry has risen slightly and is back just above 50 cases per 100,000.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 4:50 pm
Derry COVID-19 rate rises slightly.

Between March 4 and March 10, there were 76 confirmed positive cases of the virus in the district giving a seven day rate per 100,000 of 50.4, up from 49.1 yesterday.

Derry/Strabane is recording the third lowest coronavirus rate in the north. The lowest rates are in Fermanagh and Omagh (36.8) and Newry, Mourne and Down (45).

Rates are higher in Mid Ulster (89.5), Mid and East Antrim (79.4), Antrim and Newtownabbey (79.2), Belfast (76.5), Ards and North Down (73.3), Lisburn and Castlereagh (63.4), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (59.9) and Causeway Coast and Glens (53.4).

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between March 9 and March 10 was 13.

In total 11,285 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.