Derry/Strabane COVID-19 rate at lowest point since September

The seven-day coronavirus case rate per 100,000 fell to its lowest point since September on Sunday.
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Data released by the Department of Health on Monday show that between January 18 and January 24, there were 210 confirmed positive cases of the virus in the district giving a seven day rate per 100,000 of 139.4.

Following the first rise in the prevalence rate in over two weeks on Friday, the decline of the seven day case rate resumed over the weekend, albeit at a slowing pace.

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However, the rate is now as low as it has been since September 23, 2020, when the rate was 122.1 per 100,000.

COVID-19 rate at lowest point since September.COVID-19 rate at lowest point since September.
COVID-19 rate at lowest point since September.

Derry and Strabane is recording the lowest coronavirus rate in the six counties after Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (475), Mid Ulster (416.2), Newry, Mourne and Down (280.8), Antrim and Newtownabbey (267.8), Fermanagh and Omagh (215.7), Belfast (225.4), Mid and East Antrim (209.2), Lisburn and Castlereagh (181.9), Ards and North Down (148.6) and Causeway Coast and Glens (144.9).

The average prevalence rate for the north over the same seven day period was 261.5 per 100,000.

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between January 23 and 24 was 15.

In total 10.559 people have tested positive in Derry and Strabane since the start of the pandemic last year.

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