Derry COVID-19 rate falls to 72.3 cases per 100,000

The Derry/Strabane COVID-19 rate has fallen to 72.3 cases per 100,000 and the district is no longer posting the highest SARS-CoV-2 prevalence in the north.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 4:32 pm

Between April 19 and April 25, there were 109 cases giving a seven day rate of 72.3 cases per 100,000.

This is a significant drop from 103.5 on Friday, 93.6 on Saturday, and 85 on Sunday. But the Derry rate is still roughly double the average for the north.

Latest daily COVID-19 data released.

Mid Ulster is now posting the highest rate in the north at 74.6 per 100,000.

Yet Ards and North Down (11.8), Lisburn and Castlereagh (17.9), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (23.9), Mid and East Antrim (26.7), Antrim and Newtownabbey (28), Causeway Coast and Glens (31.9), Belfast (35.5), Newry, Mourne and Down (35.5) and Fermanagh and Omagh (51.4) all have lower rates than Derry/Strabane.

The average rate for the north is 36.9.

The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between April 24 and April 25 was 6.

In total 12,138 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.

In sum 123,892 vaccine doses have now been administered at the three mass vaccination centres in Derry, Omagh and Enniskillen.

Across the north GPs have rolled out 536,234 jabs. In total 1,259,478 vaccines have now been administered at PHA centres and by GPs in the six counties.