Latest update on Coronavirus Covid-19

Date published: 07 March 2020

Testing of patients in Northern Ireland has resulted in three new presumptive positive results for coronavirus (Covid-19), bringing the total to seven since testing began.

update on coronavirus

Further positive tests have been expected and the advice to the public remains unchanged. Northern Ireland is still in the containment phase.

The latest three cases are all adults who had recently travelled from Italy and are linked to a previously confirmed positive case.

Public Health Agency staff are working quickly to identify contacts the individuals may have had, with the objective of preventing further spread of the virus.

In line with established protocols, presumptive positive Northern Ireland test results are sent to Public Health England laboratories for verification.

Notes to editors: 

Notes to editors:

  1. Detailed information and advice on coronavirus is available from the Public Health Agency.
  2. Media queries to DoH Information Office on 028 90 520575, or out of hours contact the Duty Press Officer on 028 9037 8110 and your call will be returned.
  3. Follow us on @healthdpt

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