Northern Ireland's Department of Health said it is not looking at a localised lockdown in Limavady, Co Derry at this time.

A Covid-19 cluster has been identified following a social gathering at a house in the Limavady area.

Yesterday Northern Ireland's Health Minister, Robin Swann said they had long anticipated and warned that clusters will happen.

The Public Health Agency has set up a mobile testing unit in the town to test and contact trace people to prevent the spread of the disease.

The PHA said it is too early to provide figures around the uptake of testing at this site as the unit only arrived at the the North West Regional College today.

The Agency's Head of Health Protection, Dr Gerry Waldron, said they are well under way in terms of identifying people affected by the cluster.

He said: "Its important at this stage as well to say to people that are in the Limavady area or indeed any part of Northern Ireland, that if you receive a call from our contact tracing service, please take account of any advice we're giving.

"It could either be if you have any symptoms to isolate for 14 days, self-isolate for up to 14 days, or if you have symptoms, we'll advise you on how to get tested."

It has been another day with no further virus deaths recorded in Northern Ireland, where the official death toll remains at 556. There were 19 new cases, taking the total to 5,834.

A spokesperson for the Department of Health in Northern Ireland said: "With lockdown restrictions being eased, it is likely that we will see clusters and outbreaks of Covid-19.

"In circumstances where the number of cases continues to increase a range of measures will be considered, including the introduction of local lockdowns if necessary and depending on the circumstances as they arise."