Michael Staines
Michael Staines

14.57 26 Sep 2020


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Northern Ireland has reported its highest daily COVID-19 figure since the outbreak began.

Health officials said 319 new cases of the virus have been confirmed while one further death has been reported.

The seven-day rate of the virus per 100,000 people in Derry City and Strabane now sits at 195.8 – the highest rate in the six counties.

In Belfast, the figure sits at 107.3 while in Newry, Mourne and Down it is at 93.2.

Some 70 of the new cases were Belfast, while 64 were in Derry and Strabane, 53 were in Mid Ulster and 34 were in Newry, Mourne and Down

It comes as, across the border, Donegal enters Level Three coronavirus restrictions.

As of yesterday, the 14-day rate in Donegal was 148.2 – just above the Dublin rate of 144.5.


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