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.