The Northwestern Health Unit has reported a case of COVID-19 in the Rainy River region.

The following communities are in the Rainy River region: ​Alberton, Atikokan, Barwick, Big Grassy River 35G, Big Island Mainland 93, Chapple, Couchiching 16A, Dawson, 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 person involved and their contacts has started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for this case will be contacted directly. For reasons of privacy, NWHU does not release or comment on information about the location of COVID-19 test results.

This is the second case of COVID-19 reported in our catchment area today. Earlier, the health unit reported a new case of COVID-19 in the Dryden / Red Lake region.