The Northwestern Health Unit has reported six new cases of COVID-19 across the region.
Two new positive test results in the District of Rainy River region, two new positive test results in the Kenora region and two new positive results in the Dryden / Red Lake region have been reported.
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.
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 240 confirmed and four probable cases of COVID-19 reported in the region. 228 of the 244 total cases are listed as resolved with four active cases in the Kenora region, nine active cases in the District of Rainy River, two cases in the Dryden/Red Lake region and one death.