Latest update on coronavirus (Covid-19)

Date published: 08 March 2020

Five new presumptive positive results for coronavirus (Covid-19) have been recorded in Northern Ireland, bringing the total to 12 since testing began.

update on coronavirus

Contact tracing from these five cases is being conducted by Public Health Agency staff. 

A more detailed update will be provided on the situation tomorrow, when this contact tracing work is at a more advanced stage.


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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