Latest update on coronavirus (Covid-19)

Date published: 16 March 2020

As of 2pm on Monday 16 March, testing has resulted in seven new positive cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Northern Ireland to 52.

update on coronavirus

The total number of tests completed in Northern Ireland is 1,171.

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. The published testing figure now includes the total number of tests conducted. Previously, the published total was confined to people who met the case definition for suspected coronavirus. However, during this time wider testing was carried out for surveillance and clinical purposes – for example for patients in intensive care and other hospital settings with respiratory symptoms.
  2. Detailed information and advice on coronavirus is available from the Public Health Agency.
  3. Media queries to DoH Information Office on 028 90 520575, or out of hours contact the Duty Press Officer on 028 9037 8110.
  4. Follow us on Twitter @healthdpt

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