Derry/Strabane COVID-19 rate lower than at any point since September 22

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The seven-day coronavirus rate per 100,000 in Derry and Strabane is at its lowest level since September 22 last year when the second wave of the illness took off.

Between January 20 and January 26, there were 177 confirmed positive cases of the virus in the district giving a seven day rate per 100,000 of 117.5, down from 139.4 yesterday.

The last time the city and district was recording a lower prevalence of coronavirus was over four months ago, on September 22, when the rate was 85.6.

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The COVID-19 rate has fallen to the level it was at in September.The COVID-19 rate has fallen to the level it was at in September.
The COVID-19 rate has fallen to the level it was at in September.

The challenge now is to suppress the virus even further to the point where it was at the start of September 2020 when the rate was in single digit figures.

Derry and Strabane is today recording the lowest coronavirus rate in the six counties after Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (407.6), Mid Ulster (359.3), Newry, Mourne and Down (243.1), Antrim and Newtownabbey (232.7), Belfast (197.5), Mid and East Antrim (180.4), Fermanagh and Omagh (174.6), Lisburn and Castlereagh (162.6), Causeway Coast and Glens (125.5) and Ards and North Down (121.8).

The average prevalence rate for the north over the same seven day period was 225.6, down from 243.6 per 100,000 yesterday.

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The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between January 25 and 26 was 16.

In total 10.592 people have tested positive in Derry and Strabane since the start of the pandemic last year.

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