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Nunavut's only COVID-19 case was a false positive and Canada is so excited for them

Nunavut's only COVID-19 case has officially been declared a false positive. And in a heartwarming display of solidarity, Canadians are so excited for them.

The territory reported its first case of the virus on Thursday from a patient in Pond Inlet. However, a second test has showed that the first test was a false positive, meaning Nunavut is still coronavirus-free.

And Canadians across the country are cheering.

Especially because Nunavut currently only has seven ventilators, meaning any spread of the virus could have disastrous healthcare consequences.

As COVID-19 spreads across the country, Nunavut is the last jurisdiction in Canada to remain free of the virus.

And Canadians everywhere are rooting for the territory, because it's the beacon of hope we all need right now.

With all of Canada officially flattening the curve, the fact that Nunavut still has zero cases of COVID-19 is just adding to the country's good news this week.

Stay safe, Nunavut.

Lead photo by

Michelle Valberg


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