The Northwestern Health Unit has received a report of an additional case of COVID-19 in the Municipality of Red Lake.

Health Unit staff say that follow-up with the person involved and their potential contacts has started, according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for this case will be contacted directly.

This case brings the region’s overall total to 42 positive cases, with 38 of them still considered resolved. The NWHU has conducted over 10,500 tests in the area to date.

As always, the health unit is continuing to recommend that everyone assume COVID-19 is in your community, and to always practice preventative measures such as mask-wearing and social distancing at all times.

If you would like to be tested for COVID-19, whether you are experiencing symptoms or not, you are asked to contact your local Assessment Centre.

Last night, the health unit added two additional cases to their totals, as a revision of how cases are reported in Ontario led to the discovery of two new cases in the NWHU’s catchment area. However, the two cases are from several weeks ago, were asymptomatic, and are already considered as resolved.

For more information:
New COVID-19 cases already resolved
What do we know about asymptomatic COVID-19 cases?