"We've got to take the precautions," says provincial cabinet minister Greg Rickford, who's also the MPP for Kenora-Rainy River.

Earlier today, he offered Q104 an update on the pandemic situation in the district.

"We're in yellow, but we've got numbers here that could easily... easily... put us into the red or a grey lockdown," he said, during his weekly interview.

There were 97 active cases in the health unit's catchment area this morning, including 89 in the Kenora area. Provincial staff say most of those cases remain in Whitedog.

There have also been five cases reported at Northwest Angle and one at Beaver Brae. Relief supplies were delivered to Northwest Angle last week, and a class at Beaver Brae has been asked to self-isolate, while other students have been asked to continue their schedule as usual. 

"For now, both the Northwestern Health Unit and I -- in terms of my input with Dr. Williams and our cabinet -- remain committed to keeping us into yellow," Rickford continued, during the interview. 

As of this morning, the health unit also reported:

  • 3 active cases in the Dryden - Red Lake region and
  • 4 in the Sioux Lookout region.
  • 1 in the Rainy River District

For more information:

NWHU - Test results