Staff with the Northwestern Health Unit have received reports of an additional 14 COVID-19 test results in their catchment area, including 1 in the Kenora area and 13 in the Sioux Lookout area.

Follow-up with those involved and their contacts has started according to protocols, and everyone is asked to assume COVID-19 is spreading in your community.

These cases bring the NWHU’s reported COVID-19 totals since March of last year to 605 cases, and 70 of them are considered active. They include 36 in the Kenora area, 29 in Sioux Lookout, 3 in Dryden and 1 in each of the Atikokan and Fort Frances regions.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or has been in contact with a confirmed case of the virus is asked to self-isolate, get tested and remain in isolation until your test results are known.

The last day without COVID-19 cases in the NWHU’s catchment area was on February 22, marking 23 days straight of new cases. Provincially, Ontario has recorded over 1,500 new cases on each of the past two days.

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