The Northwestern Health Unit has reported three new cases of COVID-19 in the Kenora region.

Provincewide, 945 new cases of the virus were reported on Thursday. However, today's number is lower than expected due to data migration at Toronto Public Health.

Yesterday, the Lake of the Woods District Hospital announced they are currently treating four people with COVID-19, two of whom were admitted due to severe symptoms of the virus.

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.