Derry COVID-19 rate just above 50 cases per 100,000 and fourth lowest in the north
The seven-day coronavirus rate in Derry and Strabane still remains slightly above 50 cases per 100,000 and is the fourth lowest in the north.
Between March 2 and March 8, there were 79 confirmed positive cases of the virus in the district giving a seven day rate per 100,000 of 52.4, down from 54.4 yesterday.
It remains as low as it has been since September 17 last year when the rate was 49.8.
Derry Strabane is now recording the fourth lowest coronavirus rate in the north. The lowest rates are in Fermanagh and Omagh (32.5), Causeway Coast and Glens (46.4) and Newry, Mourne and Down (47.2),
Rates are higher in Belfast (80.9), Mid Ulster (80), Antrim and Newtownabbey (79.9), Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (73), Mid and East Antrim (72.9), Ards and North Down (72.7) and Lisburn and Castlereagh (56.5).
The daily change in the cumulative number of patients with a positive test in Derry and Strabane between March 7 and March 8 was 12.
In total 11,268 people have now tested positive for the illness in Derry and Strabane.