The Northwestern Health Unit has reported 40 new cases of COVID-19 in the region, the highest single-day case count since the pandemic began. 38 are in the Kenora region, one is in the Sioux Lookout region and one is in the Dryden / Red Lake region.

Since last Saturday, 69 cases of COVID-19 were reported in the region with the bulk, 63 cases, being reported in the Kenora region.

The leadership of Wabaseemoong Independent Nation, White Dog, issued a press release late Friday night to ensure members that they are "continuing to do everything we can, and have ensured we have multiple safety protocols and measures in place to combat this."

rejoin Ontario's COVID-19 Response Framework on Tuesday at 12:01 a.m. in the "Yellow-Protect" tier. At this point, it's unclear if the jump in cases will affect which tier we enter on Tuesday. KenoraOnline has reached out to the NWHU for clarification and as of publishing has not received a response.

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To date, there have been 334 confirmed and six probable cases of COVID-19 reported across the district. 277 of the 340 total cases have been listed as resolved with 58 active cases in the Kenora region, two active cases in the Sioux Lookout region, one active case in the District of Rainy River, one active case in the Dryden / Red Lake region, and one death.