The Northwestern Health Unit has reported one new case of COVID-19 in the Kenora region.

The health unit defines the Kenora region 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 and Whitefish Bay 34A.

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.