Three more patients in Northern Ireland have had a presumed positive result for the COVID-19 virus.
This brings the total to 7 patients positive for the virus since testing commenced her in Northern Ireland.
A statement from the Health Department reads:
“Testing of patients in Northern Ireland has resulted in three new presumptive positive results for coronavirus (Covid-19), bringing the total to seven since testing began.
“Further positive tests have been expected and the advice to the public remains unchanged. Northern Ireland is still in the containment phase.
“The latest three cases are all adults who had recently travelled from Italy and are linked to a previously confirmed positive case.
“Public Health Agency staff are working quickly to identify contacts the individuals may have had, with the objective of preventing further spread of the virus.
“In line with established protocols, presumptive positive Northern Ireland test results are sent to Public Health England laboratories for verification.”