The Northwestern Health Unit is reporting an additional case of COVID-19 in the Kenora region.

Follow up has begun according to protocols and anyone identified as a close contact for the case will be reached 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 119 confirmed and two probable cases of COVID-19 in the health unit catchment area with 91 of the 121 cases listed as resolved. There are currently 27 active cases in the Kenora region, one in the Dryden / Red Lake region and two in the Sioux Lookout region.

The Kenora Region is defined 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, Whitefish Bay 34A

Cases announced for the Kenora region:

Monday, November 16 - 1

Tuesday, November 17 - 1

Wednesday, November 18 - 1

Thursday, November 19 - 1

Friday, November 20 - 2

Saturday, November 21 - 4

Sunday, November 22 - 2

Monday, November 23 - 5

Tuesday, November 24 - 1

Wednesday, November 25 - 0

Thursday, November 26 - 3

Friday, November 27 – 3

Saturday, November 28 – 1

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