Derry COVID-19 rate rises to 105.5 cases per 100,000 and is double the average for the north

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The Derry/Strabane COVID-19 rate has risen again to 105.5 cases per 100,000 and remains more than double the average for the north.

Between April 8 and April 14, there were 159 cases giving a seven day rate of 105.5 cases, up from 101.5 yesterday.

Derry Strabane has the highest COVID-19 rate in the north. The rate here is more than twice the average for the north.

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Ards and North Down (25.5), Lisburn and Castlereagh (26.2), Fermanagh and Omagh (27.4), Mid and East Antrim (28.9), Belfast (33.4), Antrim and Newtownabbey (35.7), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (43.1), Mid Ulster (46.1), Causeway Coast and Glens (51.3) and Newry, Mourne and Down (61.6) all have lower rates than Derry/Strabane.

Latest Derry COVID-19 data released.Latest Derry COVID-19 data released.
Latest Derry COVID-19 data released.

The average rate for the north is now 44.3. This rate has been rising across the north over the past week.

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between April 13 and April 14 was 20.

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In total 11,935 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.

In total 110,540 vaccine doses have now been administered at the three mass vaccination centres in Derry, Omagh and Enniskillen.

Across the north GPs have rolled out 464,392 jabs. In total 1,081,565 vaccines have now been administered at PHA centres and by GPs in the six counties.