The Northwestern Health Unit are reporting a new positive case of COVID-19 in the district of Rainy River.

This is the second case of COVID-19 announced for the district of Rainy River this week.

The District of Rainy River is defined as: 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.

To date, there have been 136 confirmed and two probable cases of COVID-19 in the district. 138 of those cases are listed as resolved, with three active cases in the Sioux Lookout region and two active cases in the district of Rainy River. 

As always, contact tracing has begun and anyone identified as a potential contact will be reached directly by health unit staff. All residents are asked to assume COVID-19 is in your community, and to remain vigilant at all times.