For the seventeenth day in a row, the Northwestern Health Unit has reported new cases of COVID-19 across the district.

In total, thirteen new cases of COVID-19 have been reported. Twelve in the Kenora region and one in the Sioux Lookout region.

Follow up with the persons involved and their contacts have 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.