Derry COVID-19 rate falls below 60 cases per 100,000 for first time since September

The seven-day coronavirus rate in Derry and Strabane has fallen below 60 cases per 100,000 people for the first time since September.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 4:34 pm

Between February 26 and March 4, there were 98 confirmed positive cases of the virus in the district giving a seven day rate per 100,000 of 59.7, down from 65 yesterday.

Derry/Strabane is now recording the sixth lowest coronavirus rate in the north. The lowest rates are in Newry, Mourne and Down (36.6), Fermanagh and Omagh (36.8), Lisburn and Castlereagh (50.3), Causeway Coast and Glens (52) and Ards and North Down (55.9).

Derry COVID-19 rate falls below 60 per 100,000.

Rates are higher in Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (82.8), Mid and East Antrim (77.9), Belfast (73.3), Mid Ulster (73.2) and Antrim and Newtownabbey (67.3).

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between March 3 and March 4 was 17.

In total 11,230 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.