Four new positive COVID-19 test results have been found by the Northwestern Health Unit in the region.

Two of the newly found cases were discovered in the Rainy River Health Region, one each was found in the Kenora, and Sioux Lookout Health Regions. 

Follow up with the persons involved and their contacts has started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for these cases will be contacted directly.

Currently, there are eight active COVID-19 cases connected to the NWHU catchment area. 

NWHU recommends that everyone, including those who have been vaccinated, 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.  For information about getting tested, please visit the NWHU website for instructions on how to schedule an appointment at an assessment centre.