It’s been three weeks since the Northwestern Health Unit reported their last case of COVID-19 in the region, back on August 24.

That case was reported in the Sioux Lookout area in a clinic worker, and contact tracing for 18 community members, patients and other clinic workers all showed negative test results.

All of the region’s 46 confirmed cases of the illness, and the 1 probable case in the Kenora area, are all now considered to be resolved. A resolved case status can also come from a patient passing two COVID-19 tests in 24 hours, with no signs of symptoms.

They are broken down as:

Kenora – 8 positive test results, with 1 probable case,
Dryden / Red Lake – 10 positive test results,
Sioux Lookout – 15 positive test results,
Rainy River – 10 positive test results,
Other – 3 positive test results (cases with a primary residence outside of the region),

The NWHU is continuing to recommend that everyone assume COVID-19 is spreading within your community, and to practice preventative measures like social distancing and proper hand hygiene, and wearing a mask at all times.

The Northwestern Health Unit’s catchment area includes the Kenora, Dryden, Red Lake, Rainy River, Sioux Lookout areas.

For more information:
Region’s COVID-19 cases reclassified to resolved
Health units focusing on COVID-19, not office mergers