Latest update on coronavirus (Covid-19)

Date published: 19 March 2020

As of 2pm on Thursday 19 March, testing has resulted in 9 new positive cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Northern Ireland to 77.

update on coronavirus

1 person who tested positive has sadly died.

The total number of tests completed in Northern Ireland is 1,646.

People with mild symptoms - new persistent cough and/or fever - should stay at home and self-isolate. They will not require testing and will not therefore be included in testing totals.

Notes to editors: 

  1. Further information on demographics and geographic location of confirmed cases will be provided next week.
  2. Detailed information and advice on coronavirus is available from the Public Health Agency
  3. Media queries to Department for Health Information Office on 028 9052 0571. Out of hours contact the Duty Press Officer on 028 9037 8110.
  4. Follow us on Twitter @healthdpt

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