Derry COVID-19 rate static on 53.4 cases per 100,000

The Derry/Strabane COVID-19 rate has remained static this week and is now at 53.1 cases per 100,000.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 6:08 pm

Between March 11 and March 17, there were 80 confirmed positive cases of the virus in the district giving a seven day rate per 100,000 of 53.1, up from 52.4 on Tuesday. No data for St. Patrick's Day was provided.

Derry/Strabane is recording the fifth lowest coronavirus rate in the north. The only areas with lower rates are Fermanagh and Omagh (36.8), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (44), Lisburn and Castlereagh (42.7) and Newry, Mourne and Down (52.7).

Derry COVID-19 rate static.

Rates are higher in Mid Ulster (82), Mid and East Antrim (78.6), Belfast (70.9), Causeway Coast and Glens (59.6), Antrim and Newtownabbey (58.9) and Ards and North Down (57.8).

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between March 16 and March 17 was 15.

In total 11,368 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.