There has been a further two cases of a presumed positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health have announced.
Confirming the news at a press conference, Health Minister Robin Swann also revealed further details of these two cases.
Mr Swann said that the two patients in question “are not to be connected“, and currently the PHA are “rapidly identifying contact they may have had with the aim to prevent further spread“.
One of the patients had returned from Northern Italy, while the other was in contact with another patient in the UK who had previously tested positive for COVID-19.
The Minster reminded the public that it was always a case of, “when not If” that other cases would present in Northern Ireland.
A further confirmation test will be carried out at a reference lab in England.