The Northwestern Health Unit has received a report of a new positive case of COVID-19 in the Kenora region.

Follow up with the person involved and their contacts has started according to protocols, and anyone who is identified as a contact for this case will be reached directly.

The health unit recommends that everyone assume COVID-19 is in their community and practice preventative measures like social distancing, wearing a mask in enclosed spaces and when not touching your face.

The NWHU is reporting a total of 88 cases in the region, and 7 are considered active. Nearly 39,000 tests have been taken in the area.

The Kenora region is defined as:

​English River 21, Jaffray-Mellick, Keewatin, Kenora , Kenora 38B, Lake Of The Woods 37, Minaki, Norman, Northwest Angle 33B, Rat Portage 38A, Redditt, Sabaskong Bay (Part) 35C, Sabaskong Bay 35D, Shoal Lake (Part) 39A, Shoal Lake (Part) 40, Shoal Lake 34B2, Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, The Dalles 38C, Wabaseemoong, Whitefish Bay 32A, Whitefish Bay 33A, Whitefish Bay 34A