The Northwestern Health Unit has confirmed one new positive COVID-19 test result in the region.

The new case was discovered in the Sioux Lookout Health Region.

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

Currently, there are eight active cases in the NWHU catchment area. Six active cases in the Kenora Health Region and one case each in the Rainy River and Sioux Lookout Health Regions. Four active cases from the Kenora Region and one active case from the Rainy River Region are isolating outside of the health region. One case from the Kenora region is no longer attributed to Northwestern Health Unit and has been removed from our data set. 

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.