As of 2pm today, Thursday 19 March, testing has resulted in nine new positive cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the North to 77.
One person who tested positive has sadly died.
The total number of tests completed in the North 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.