The Northwestern Health Unit has announced zero new cases of COVID-19 in its catchment area today. 

The region has also seen a dramatic drop in active cases. We currently have 12 active cases, down nine from yesterday's 21. 

There are 9 in the Kenora region, 2 in the Sioux Lookout region and 1 in Atikokan. As of today, 63% of residents aged 12 and over have received their first dose of the vaccine. 

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.