The Northwestern Health Unit has reported five new cases and one probable case of COVID-19 in the district.

Provincewide, 1,868 new cases of COVID-19 were reported one Tuesday. 964 of those cases were from Monday, the province didn't report the cases due to the holiday, and 904 cases were reported for Tuesday.

One positive case and one probable case in the Kenora region, two new cases in the Sioux Lookout region; one case in the Dryden / Red Lake region; and one case in the District of Rainy River region.

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.

To date, there have been 351 confirmed and eight probable cases of COVID-19 reported across the district. 284 of the 359 total cases have been listed as resolved with 66 active cases in the Kenora region, two active cases in the Dryden / Red Lake region, two active cases in the District of Rainy River, four active cases in the Sioux Lookout region and one death.