A revision to how coronavirus cases are reported in Ontario has led to the discovery of two new COVID-19 cases in the health unit's catchment area. However, health unit staff emphasize these cases are already resolved. 

The resolved cases are from the Sioux Lookout and Emo areas, according to staff. In a Facebook post issued earlier today, staff said the two asymptomatic cases from several weeks ago now meet updated guidelines. Staff also said both cases have already been resolved. The update in policy recommended that health unit's treat a positive test result in an asymptomatic person be treated as a confirmed case.

At this point, there have now been 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Northwestern Health Unit's catchment area, including 38 that have been resolved. ​This means there have been 10,426 tests with 10,385 negative results.

For more information:

Northwestern Health Unit - Regional COVID-19 results

Confirmed positive cases of COVID19 in Ontario

Management of Cases and Contacts of COVID-19 in Ontario