The Northwestern Health Unit has reported five new cases of COVID-19 across the district.

Two new positive COVID-19 test results have been found in the Dryden Health Hub area, two new positive COVID-19 test results in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub area, and one new positive COVID-19 test result in the Kenora Health Hub area.  

Follow up with the persons involved and their contacts have started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for these cases will be contacted directly.

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. 

This marks the 42nd straight day that at least one COVID-19 case has been reported by the health unit.