The Northwestern Health Unit has reported a case of Covid-19 in the Dryden/Red Lake area.
The health unit defines the Dryden/Red Lake area as; Balmertown, Cochenour, Dryden, Eagle Lake 27, Eagle River, Ear Falls, Eton-Rugby, Ignace, Machin, Madsen, Mckenzie Island, Melgund, Minnitaki, Oxdrift, Red Lake, Vermilion Bay, Wabauskang 21, Wabigoon and Wabigoon Lake 27.
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.
For reasons of privacy, NWHU does not release or comment on information about the location of COVID-19 test results.
To date, the region has seen 69 cases of COVID-19 with 55 being listed as resolved.
Residents are asked to assume COVID-19 is spreading within your community, and to always practice preventative health measures such as social distancing, wearing a mask and staying home if you’re sick.