Northwestern Health Unit has received reports of four new positive COVID-19 test results in the Rainy River District.

son, Devlin, Emo, Finland, Fort Frances, La Vallee Township, Lake of the Woods, Long Sault 12, Manitou Rapids 11, Morley, Morson, Neguaguon Lake 25D, Rainy Lake 17A, Rainy Lake 17B, Rainy Lake 18C, Rainy Lake 26A, Rainy River, Rainy River Unorganized Territory, Sabaskong Bay (Part) 35C, Saug-a-Gaw-Sing 1, Seine River 23A, Seine River 23B, Sleeman and Stratton.

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. For reasons of privacy, NWHU does not release or comment on information about the location of COVID-19 test results.

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.

The COVID-19 spike continues across the province as 2,142 new cases of COVID-19 were reported this morning, marking the 12 day in a row the province has reported more than 2,000 cases in a single day. 

On Wednesday, the health unit declared an outbreak at Riverview Manor in Rainy River. An outbreak at a seniors housing complex is declared when one laboratory-confirmed case of the virus is found within a resident or staff member.