Steep rise in COVID-19 rate on Derry cityside with Waterside prevalence also up
The seven-day COVID-19 rate in the BT48 postcode area has risen sharply while the prevalence of the illness in the Waterside has also increased, according to the latest geographical breakdown.
Between April 5 and April 11 there were 77 SARS-CoV-2 cases on the cityside (BT48) giving a rate per 100,000 of 126.5, a large rise from a figure of 77.2 per 100,000 for the March 29 to April 4 period that was registered last week.
In the BT47 postal area - the Waterside to Dungiven - there were 31 positive tests over the same weekly period giving a rate per 100,000 of 50.1, up from the figure of 37.2 this time last week.
In Strabane (BT82) there were 21 cases giving a prevalence rate of 78.1 cases per 100,000. This was an increase on the figure of 52.1 last week.
In Castlederg (BT81) there was one COVID-19 case giving a rate per 100,000 of 12.7.
The cityside of Derry is the third worst affected area after the border areas of Clogher (BT76; 196.1 per 100,000) and Newry and South Armagh (BT35;140.3 per 100,000).