Staff with the Northwestern Health Unit have received reports of two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Kenora area, as well as six cases in the Rainy River district.

The province of Ontario reported 3,519 new cases of COVID-19, a new single-day record, on Thursday.

Follow-up with those involved and their contacts has started according to protocols, and anyone who is identified as a contact will be reached directly.

These cases bring the Northwestern Health Unit’s totals to 205 cases, with 22 active cases in the Kenora area and 16 active cases in the Rainy River region.

NWHU recommends that everyone assume COVID-19 is in their community and practise preventive measures like physical distancing, wearing a mask in enclosed public spaces and when physical distancing is a challenge, good hand hygiene, and not touching their face.

Anyone who has symptoms, or who has been in contact with a positive case, should self-isolate and get tested.

For more information: 
Another COVID-19 case in Rainy River 
Thirteen new COVID-19 cases reported in Kenora region