Coronavirus Canada updates: Nunavut’s only COVID-19 case deemed a false positive

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Test results from a patient in Pond Inlet believed to have Nunavut’s first case of COVID-19, have come back negative. A second test shows the first test was a false positive.

The positive case was announced last Thursday. Following the results of preliminary swabs conducted in Iqaluit and a second test showing the first test was a false positive.

A team of nurses have been in the community conducting contact tracing — which is a process of mapping who the individual could have interacted with — from the one confirmed case.

Preliminary test results of those swabs were done in Iqaluit by the GeneXpert, a machine commonly used for tuberculosis testing. Those came back negative, the government said on Friday. To confirm the results a second set of swabs were also sent to Ontario.

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