Derry COVID-19 rate rises to 69 cases per 100,000

The Derry/Strabane COVID-19 rate has risen to 69 cases per 100,000.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 2:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 2:56 pm

Between April 22 and April 28, there were 104 cases giving a seven day rate of 69 cases per 100,000, up slightly from 59.7 yesterday.

Derry Strabane is once again posting the highest SARS-CoV-2 prevalence in the north following the increase.

Latest Derry COVID-19 data released.

Ards and North Down (5.6), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (15.4), Lisburn and Castlereagh (16.5), Newry, Mourne and Down (24.4), Belfast (28.4), Mid and East Antrim (31), Antrim and Newtownabbey (33.6), Causeway Coast and Glens (34), Fermanagh and Omagh (51.4) and Mid Ulster (67.8) all have lower rates than Derry/Strabane.

The average rate for the north is 33.2.

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between April 27 and April 28 was 24.

In total 12,119 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.

In sum 127,535 vaccine doses have now been administered at the three mass vaccination centres in Derry, Omagh and Enniskillen.

Across the north GPs have rolled out 558,745 jabs. In total 1,312,891 vaccines have now been administered at PHA centres and by GPs in the six counties.