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

The Sioux Lookout region is defined as: Bearskin Lake, Cat Lake 63C, Deer Lake, Hudson, Kee-Way-Win, Lac Seul 28, MacDowell Lake, Muskrat Dam Lake, North Spirit Lake, Osnaburgh 63B, Pickle Lake, Pikangikum 14, Poplar Hill, Sachigo Lake 1, Sandy Lake 88, Sioux Lookout, Slate Falls and Weagamow Lake 87.

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.

Provincewide 2,063 cases of COVID-19 were reported on Saturday, bringing the seven-day rolling average to 1,968.

To date, there have been 262 confirmed and six probable cases of COVID-19 reported in the region. 243 of the 268 cases are listed as resolved with eight active cases in the Dryden / Red Lake region, nine active cases in the Kenora region, two active cases in the district of Rainy River, five active cases in the Sioux Lookout region and one death.