Suspected case of COVID-19 returns negative result following official test

This morning Isle of Man Government announced a suspected case of COVID-19. 

An individual contacted the 111 line following a positive result to a private test. 

As a precaution, the individual was instructed to self-isolate for fourteen days, along with other members of their household.

Due to the result being from a private test and not carried out through the official testing service at Nobles Hospital, the individual was immediately offered a test using the hospitals professional PCR system. 

The test has returned a negative result.The individual and their household will continue to isolate before another test on Sunday.