The 15 Northern Ireland postcodes with the highest number of coronavirus cases – Belfast Live
Figures showing the postcodes with the highest number of Covid cases in Northern Ireland have been released by the Department of Health.
The figures are based on the seven days to January 17, with an interactive postal district map showing the number of people in different areas who have tested positive for Covid-19.
It shows that from January 11 to January 17, the BT68 postcode had the highest infection rate in Northern Ireland at 900.0 per 100,000 people.
The BT2 area (Belfast City Centre) recorded the lowest number of cases, the DoH dashboard recorded one case in the last week.
Meanwhile, doctors they’re “deeply worried” about the “expected surge of admissions” of Covid patients this week.
Top 15 hardest hit areas in NI by Postal District (Jan 11-Jan 17)
- BT35 (Newry) – 377 positive cases – 1,694 individuals tested
- BT60 (Armagh) – 258 positive cases – 1,197 individuals tested
- BT62 (Craigavon) – 243 positive cases – 1,001 individuals tested
- BT34 (Newry) – 232 positive cases – 1,831 individuals tested
- BT71 (Dungannon) – 216 positive cases – 1,398 individuals tested
- BT45 (Magherfelt) – 196 positive cases – 1,049 individuals tested
- BT41 (Antrim) – 159 positive cases – 1,173 individuals tested
- BT66 (Lurgan) – 159 positive cases – 923 ndividuals tested
- BT63 (Portadown) – 153 positive cases – 674 individuals tested
- BT67 (Craigavon) – 151 positive cases – 761 individuals tested
- BT36 (Newtownabbey) – 147 positive cases – 1,059 individuals tested
- BT47 (Derry/Co Derry) – 143 positive cases – 1,243 individuals tested
- BT48 (Derry City)- 142 positive cases – 1,336 individuals tested
- BT17 (Larne) – 139 positive cases – 935 individuals tested
- BT38 (Carrickfergus) – 139 positive cases – 1,015 individuals tested
The new postal figures come after the chief executive of the Northern Trust said there is “huge pressure across the hospital system ”.
In a statement released today (Monday), the BMA’s Dr Tom Black said:”We have already seen the health service come under pressure recently with calls for additional staff to voluntarily come into work, but is likely that over the next few weeks doctors will be asked to work in a new location or provide support to areas that are very overstretched. Many have already had planned annual leave cancelled.
“Speaking to members I know they will as always do their best for patients, but many of them have told me that they are already exhausted and deeply demoralised.”
On Monday’s coronavirus dashboard, a further 19 deaths related to Covid-19 have been recorded by the Department of Health.
The latest update reported 18 deaths to have occurred over the last 24 hour period.
As of this morning, the coronavirus death toll in Northern Ireland stands at 1,625.