Staff with the Northwestern Health Unit have received a report of one new positive COVID-19 test result in the Kenora region.

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 by health unit staff.

This marks the 137th confirmed case in the area, along with 2 probable cases, since March. There’s currently 1 active case in Sioux Lookout, and two in the District of Rainy River, along with the single case in the Kenora area.

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.