Chief and Council of Wauzhushk Onigum have confirmed that two community members are in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.

Contact tracing has been completed and anyone identified as a contact for these cases will be reached directly by the Northwestern Health Unit. Residents wanting to get tested are asked to contact the Band Office to arrange a testing team come to the community.

These two cases are assumed to be part of the Northwestern Health Unit’s announcement this morning of thirteen new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Kenora area.

To date, there have been 192 confirmed cases and four probable cases of COVID-19 in the district, including one death. 164 cases are listed as resolved, there are currently 19 active cases in the Kenora region and 12 active cases in the District in Rainy River according to the health unit.

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.

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Thirteen new COVID-19 cases reported