Derry COVID-19 rate rises to 112.8 cases per 100,000 and is double the average for the north

The Derry/Strabane COVID-19 rate has risen again to 112.8 cases per 100,000 and remains more than double the average for the north.

Between April 9 and April 15, there were 170 cases giving a seven day rate of 112.8 cases, up from 105.5 yesterday.

Derry Strabane has the highest COVID-19 rate in the north - more than five times the rate in Ards and North Down (21.8).

Ards and North Down (21.8), Fermanagh and Omagh (24.8), Lisburn and Castlereagh (26.9), Mid and East Antrim (29.6), Belfast (30.8), Antrim and Newtownabbey (34.3), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (41.2), Causeway Coast and Glens (47.1), Mid Ulster (50.8), and Newry, Mourne and Down (62.2) all have lower rates than Derry/Strabane.

Latest daily COVID-19 figures.

The average rate for the north is now 43.8.

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between April 14 and April 15 was 26.

In total 11,961 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.

In total 111,850 vaccine doses have now been administered at the three mass vaccination centres in Derry, Omagh and Enniskillen.

Across the north GPs have rolled out 473,570 jabs. In total 1,100,570 vaccines have now been administered at PHA centres and by GPs in the six counties.