The Northwestern Health Unit has reported one new positive COVID-19 test result in the region.

The newly discovered case was found in the Dryden/Red Lake Health Region.

Follow up with the persons involved and their contacts has started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for these cases will be contacted directly.

Currently, there are four active cases in the NWHU catchment area. One case each in the Kenora, Sioux Lookout, Rainy River, and Dryden/Red Lake Health Regions. The one case from the Kenora region is isolating outside of the area. 

NWHU recommends that everyone, including those who have been vaccinated, 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.  For information about getting tested, please visit the NWHU website for instructions on how to schedule an appointment at an assessment centre.