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.
A patient who tested positive for COVID-19 has sadly died in a hospital in Northern Ireland.
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.