Knock on wood, but for the first time in nearly two months, the Kenora region does not have an active case of COVID-19.

Since early-November, the Kenora region has seen a steady stream of confirmed COVID-19 cases as reported by the Northwestern Health Unit. But after their daily update on COVID-19 cases in the area, staff have confirmed there are no active cases in the Kenora area, as well as the Dryden and Red Lake areas.

Overall, there’s a confirmed total of 5 active cases between the District of Rainy River and the Sioux Lookout region, with 133 cases listed as resolved across northwestern Ontario, with two probable cases.

The Northwestern Health Unit says over 46,500 COVID-19 tests have been taken in the area, with about 1,300 between December 7 and 13, with an overall positivity rate of 0.38 per cent.

As Ontario looks to roll-out their Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare workers and those considered most vulnerable in the coming weeks and months, all residents are asked to continue following all public health measures for the foreseeable future to keep our communities as safe as possible.

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