The Northwestern Health Unit is reporting one new case of COVID-19 in the Dryden / Red Lake region.
The health unit defines the Dryden / Red Lake region as the following communities: 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 minimizes the sharing of information about the location of COVID-19 test results.
Health unit staff ask all residents assume COVID-19 is spreading within your community, and to always practice preventative measures like social distancing, wearing a mask, good hand hygiene and not touching your face.