Derry COVID-19 rate rises slightly to 118.8 cases per 100,000 and close to three times the average for the north

The Derry/Strabane COVID-19 rate has risen slightly to 118.8 cases per 100,000 and is now almost three times the average for the north.

Between April 14 and April 20, there were 179 cases giving a seven day rate of 118.8 cases, up marginally from 113.5 yesterday.

Derry Strabane has the highest COVID-19 rate in the north. The rate here is nearly seven times the rate in Ards and North Down (18) and almost three times the northern average (42.9).

Ards and North Down (18), Lisburn and Castlereagh (24.8), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (24.8), Antrim and Newtownabbey (25.9), Mid and East Antrim (28.9), Fermanagh and Omagh (31.7), Causeway Coast and Glens (38.8), Belfast (39.6), Mid Ulster (55.6) and Newry, Mourne and Down (59.4) all have lower rates than Derry/Strabane.

Latest Derry COVID-19 data released.

The average rate for the north is now 42.9.

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between April 19 and April 20 was 30.

In total 12,087 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.

In sum 118,242 vaccine doses have now been administered at the three mass vaccination centres in Derry, Omagh and Enniskillen.

Across the north GPs have rolled out 502,298 jabs. In total 1,152,820 vaccines have now been administered at PHA centres and by GPs in the six counties.