For the first time since the pandemic began Ontario has recorded over 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 in a single day.

On Sunday, the province announced 1,042 cases of the virus, with the bulk of the cases tied to the city of Ottawa and the Toronto, York and Peel regions.

Across the province there are 7,120 active cases, including two active cases in the Kenora region. Of the active cases 278 are hospitalized, with 79 of those cases in the ICU according to provincial data.

To date, there have been 71 confirmed cases and 2 probable cases of COVID-19 in the health unit catchment area. 71 of the 73 cases are listed at resolved. There are two active cases in the Kenora region according to the NWHU.

Everyone should assume COVID-19 is in their community and practice preventive measures like:

  • physical distancing,
  • wearing a mask in enclosed public spaces and when physical distancing is a challenge,
  • good hand hygiene,
  • not touching their face and
  • staying home when sick

Anyone who has symptoms, or who has been in contact with a positive case, should get tested.