The patient is reported to be in Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast
BBC Northern Ireland reports:
A case of coronavirus has been diagnosed in Northern Ireland, the Public Health Agency has said.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride said the adult had travelled from northern Italy via Dublin.
He said the patient had contacted a GP and had taken steps to self-isolate.
He said the case had showed a presumptive positive result and in line with established protocols, it had been sent to laboratories in England for verification.