Coronavirus: Now 45 confirmed cases in Northern Ireland

THE number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Northern Ireland has risen to 45, health chiefs said on Sunday.

A Department of Health statement said:  “As of 2pm on Sunday 15 March, testing has resulted in 11 new positive cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Northern Ireland to 45.

“People with mild symptoms – new persistent cough and/or fever – should stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. They will not require testing.

“Protocols on case reporting are being updated. Further information will be provided shortly.”

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