Coronavirus Canada Udaptes: Another false positive in Nunavut

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A presumptive case of COVID-19 in Nunavut has been ruled negative, as the territory remains the only jurisdiction in Canada without a patient throughout the pandemic.

A fly-in worker at the Mary River iron mine on the northern tip of Baffin Island originally tested positive on June 30, but it was on the low end of the infection spectrum.

The territory’s chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson said that the worker is originally from Western Canada. All of the individual’s eight contacts will no longer have to isolate.

This is the second time that Nunavut has reported a false positive, after reporting a case in the spring.

There are no active patients in Canada’s three territories. All 16 cases in Yukon and the Northwest Territories have been marked as resolved. The last case to be identified in Canada’s three territories was on April 20.

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