The Northwestern Health Unit is confirming one new COVID-19 test result in the region. The positive test result was discovered in the Kenora Health Region. The NWHU also confirms one new COVID-19 report in the Rainy River Health Region that is not included in the active case count as the case is already considered resolved.
Follow up with the person involved and their contacts has started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for this case will be contacted directly.
This is the first time any new positive test result has been confirmed since July 22, 2021.
Currently, there is one active case in the NWHU catchment area. The active case in the Kenora Health Region.
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.