Five new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Kasabonika Lake First Nation by the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority.

Staff say they were notified of an individual who had tested positive for COVID-19 within the community, and there have since been an additional 4 cases confirmed, all within the same social bubble.

All five of the individuals are doing well and are currently self-isolating. The SLFNHA Preventing Infection Diseases team will continue to work with community health staff to support public management of the cases.

SLFNHA says residents are asked to continue following public health measures, including social distancing, handwashing, wearing masks, staying in your social circles and avoiding unnecessary travel.

If you develop or suspect you have any COVID-19 symptoms, you’re asked to contact your local assessment centre or nursing station as soon as possible.