Latest update on coronavirus (Covid-19)

Date published: 23 March 2020

As of 2pm on Monday 23 March, testing has resulted in 20 new positive cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Northern Ireland to 148.

update on coronavirus

To date two people who tested positive have sadly died.

The total number of tests completed in Northern Ireland is 2692.

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. Age and gender characteristics for positive Covid-19 cases:

Age Range

0-44 52
45 to 69 51
70+ 45


Male 84
Female 64

2. Detailed information and advice on coronavirus is available from the Public Health Agency website:

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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