Staff with the Northwestern Health Unit have received a report of one new positive COVID-19 test result in the Kenora 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 reached 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 131st positive test result in the NWHU’s catchment area, with 2 probable cases. 123 of those cases are considered resolved, and 10 are currently listed as active.