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.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 4:58 pm

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.

Weekly breakdown of COVID-19 by postcode area.

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).