The Northwestern Health Unit has discovered three new positive COVID-19 test results in the district.

The newly discovered cases are all from the Kenora Health Region.

Follow up with the person involved and their contacts has started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for this case will be contacted directly.

Currently, there are four active cases across the NWHU catchment area. Three cases in the Kenora Health Region and one case in the Rainy River Health Region. One case each from the Kenora and Sioux Lookout Health Region is isolating outside of the NWHU district. 

NWHU recommends that everyone, including those who have been vaccinated, 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 information about getting tested, please visit the NWHU website for instructions on how to schedule an appointment at an assessment centre.