Nunavut reports 2 presumptive coronavirus cases

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By Staff The Canadian Press

Posted July 15, 2020 2:01 pm

Nunavut is reporting two presumptive cases of COVID-19 at an iron mine on the northern tip of Baffin Island.

The territory is the only jurisdiction in Canada without a confirmed case of the infection.

Two previous presumed positive cases turned out to be negative.

One of those was also at the Mary River mine.

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The territory’s chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, says there is no evidence of transmission at the mine site.

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He says the two people are asymptomatic and have been placed in isolation.

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Additional swabs have been sent to a lab for confirmation and results are expected next week.

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