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

Additionally, one case listed in the Kenora region has been removed after receiving the laboratory test.

Provincewide, 1,265 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Monday, the lowest in six days.

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 protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for this case will be contacted directly.

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.

To date, there have been 277 confirmed and six probable cases of COVID-19 reported across the district. 265 of the 283 total cases have been listed as resolved with 13 active cases in the Kenora region, four active cases in the Sioux Lookout region and one death.