Derry COVID-19 positivity rises to 16%

The Derry and Strabane COVID-19 positivity rate has risen slightly to approximately 16 per cent, according to the Public Health Agency's Weekly Epidemiological Bulletin published on Thursday.

Thursday, 18th November 2021, 2:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th November 2021, 2:39 pm

The highest positivity occurred in Mid-Ulster (25.5%). The north's proportion positive in week 45 - the week to November 14 - was 18.7%, an increase from 17.4% in week 44.

This is lower than the peak positivity of 27.1% reported across the north in week 53 (December 27, 2020 – January 3, 2021).

The case rates decreased in week 45 compared to the previous week in the 65-74 and 75-84 age groups.

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A chart tracking the positivity rate in Derry/Strabane.

The remaining age groups all saw an increase. The highest case rates were seen in the 5-14 age group (1095.8 per 100,000). This is lower than the peak of 1242.9 per 100,000 in the 5- 14 age group in week 36 (06 – 13 September 2021).

In week 45, positivity was highest in the 5-14 age group (31.3%). The lowest positivity was observed in the 85+ age group (6.9%).