HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19, as well as two probable cases at universities in the province.
Public health officials said today the first confirmed case is in the eastern zone, which encompasses Cape Breton, Guysborough and Antigonish, and is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada.
The second confirmed case involves a student attending Universite Sainte-Anne in Pointe-de-l'Eglise, on Nova Scotia's west coast.
The two probable cases involve students who attend Dalhousie University in Halifax and Acadia University in Wolfville and who received indeterminate COVID-19 test results.
Authorities say both students are from outside the Atlantic bubble, live off-campus and have been isolating.
The public health agency says indeterminate test results can occur if someone is tested before COVID-19 is fully detectable in their system, or if the virus is still detectable in the system of a person who previously had COVID-19.
Nova Scotia says the two probable cases will be tested again before their 14-day isolation period ends.
Since the start of the pandemic, the province has reported 1,085 COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths attributed to the coronavirus.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 31, 2020.
The Canadian Press