The Northwestern Health Unit has confirmed another positive case of COVID-19 in the Dryden / Red Lake area, bringing the region’s confirmed total to 51 cases.

The health unit says this case is directly related to out-of-province travel, and anyone considered a contact will hear from the health unit directly. Contact tracing has started, according to protocols.

Residents are asked to assume COVID-19 is spreading within your community, and to always practice preventative health measures such as social distancing, wearing a mask and staying home if you’re sick.