Staff with the Northwestern Health Unit are reporting one new case of COVID-19 in our catchment area.

Today’s case is located in the Dryden / Red Lake region, bringing northwestern Ontario’s total number of active cases to 15. Active cases include 9 in Kenora, 3 in Dryden / Red Lake, 2 in Rainy River and 1 in Sioux Lookout.

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.

NWHU recommends that everyone, including those who have been vaccinated, 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.  For information about getting tested, please visit the NWHU website for instructions on how to schedule an appointment at an assessment centre.