As of today, Monday, September 21 Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19 and no new cases were identified Sunday, September 20.
Nova Scotia is reporting one probable case of COVID-19. It involves a Dalhousie University student who received indeterminate test results. The student recently returned from travel outside the Atlantic Bubble. They live off-campus and have been self-isolating, as required.
Since probable cases are not confirmed to be positive, they don’t get included in the number of positive cases in the province.
The case is being treated as though it is a lab-confirmed positive to ensure all proper precautions are taken.
Indeterminate test results do not provide a negative or positive. They could occur because the person tested had COVID-19 before and the virus is still detectable in their system, or they were tested before the virus is fully detectable.
Public Health will conduct further assessment, including whether they had or have symptoms or was recently exposed to someone with COVID-19, to determine how the case is treated.