Two new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in the Sioux Lookout area. Health unit staff say contact tracing is already underway.

The health unit defines the Sioux Lookout region as: Bearskin Lake, Cat Lake 63C, Deer Lake, Hudson, Kee-Way-Win, Lac Seul 28, MacDowell Lake, Muskrat Dam Lake, North Spirit Lake, Osnaburgh 63B, Pickle Lake, Pikangikum 14, Poplar Hill, Sachigo Lake 1, Sandy Lake 88, Sioux Lookout, Slate Falls and Weagamow Lake 87.

For reasons of privacy, the health unit doesn't release the exact location of the person involved.

Information about gender, age and method of transmission will be posted to the Ontario COVID data website when it is available.

At this point, everyone should assume COVID-19 is in their community and practice 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 get tested. 

For information about getting tested, please visit the NWHU website for instructions on how to schedule an appointment at an assessment centre.

This brings the total cases in the region to 56, with 50 listed as resolved.

For more information:

Northwestern Health Unit