The Northwestern Health Unit is reporting three new positive cases of COVID-19 in the Kenora region.

The health unit defines the Kenora region as; English River 21, Jaffray-Mellick, Keewatin, Kenora , Kenora 38B, Lake Of The Woods 37, Minaki, Norman, Northwest Angle 33B, Rat Portage 38A, Redditt, Sabaskong Bay (Part) 35C, Sabaskong Bay 35D, Shoal Lake (Part) 39A, Shoal Lake (Part) 40, Shoal Lake 34B2, Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, The Dalles 38C, Wabaseemoong, Whitefish Bay 32A, Whitefish Bay 33A and Whitefish Bay 34A.

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

For reasons of privacy, NWHU does not release or comment on information about the location of COVID-19 test results.

To date, there have been 83 confirmed cases and two probable cases of COVID-19 in the health unit catchment area. 77 of the 85 cases have been listed as resolved. There are currently four active cases in each the Kenora and Sioux Lookout regions according to the NWHU.

Today, the province of Ontario reported a record breaking 1,426 new cases of COVID-19, as the 7-day rolling average climbs above 1,200 new cases a day for the first time.

Looking west, Manitoba will enter its second lockdown of the pandemic at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, November 12 as the Manitoba government introduces a circuit breaker to help slow the spread of COVID-19.