Positive COVID-19 cases now exceeds 1,000 in Derry City and Strabane

Positive COVID-19 cases now exceed 1,000 in Derry City and Strabane

In Derry City and Strabane there are now 1,030 positive COVID-19 cases, the third highest in the country.

Just two weeks ago the council area was ranked second lowest in terms of positive cases.

Derry City and Strabane Council has recorded 487 positive cases in the past seven days.

The rate per 100k of population has also jumped from 266.1 yesterday to 323.2 today, almost 2.5 times higher than Belfast.

One more person has died bringing the total death toll for Northern Ireland to 579 since the start of the pandemic.

The Health Minister Robin Swann is due to hold a press conference later this afternoon.

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Derry Now editorial team on 028 7129 6600 for Derry City stories Or 028 7774 3970 for County Derry stories. Or you can email or at any time.

Read more from Derry Now.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Derry News and the County Derry Post here for instant access to Derry's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Derry with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.