The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority says the newest case of COVID-19 in Sioux Lookout has been found in a SLFNHA healthcare worker.

SLFHNA says the worker is asymptomatic, and the case was detected as part of a routine screening program done prior to them travelling to one of the communities served by SLFNHA.

At this time, there are no known implications for any of the communities served by SLFNHA. Contact tracing is underway by Northwestern Health Unit staff to determine if there any high-risk contacts, and the worker is self-isolating.

“This reinforces that we have a continued low level of viral activity in our region. SLFNHA recommends that a public health measures continue to be maintained,” wrote SLFNHA, in a prepared release.

This case brings the Northwestern Health Unit’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 47, with 44 of them considered as resolved, after a new case was reported in the Dryden / Red Lake area over the weekend.

“We continue to remind ourselves that anyone with symptoms should present for assessment as soon as is feasible.”

Residents are reminded that masks are mandatory in all enclosed public spaces, and the use of masks must be paired with other personal protective measures like social distancing, hand hygiene, avoiding travel and staying home if you’re sick.

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New COVID-19 case in Sioux Lookout