The Northwestern Health Unit has confirmed one new positive COVID-19 case in the region.

The positive COVID-19 case has been reported from the District of Rainy River area.

Follow up with the persons involved and their contacts has started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for these cases will be contacted directly.

Currently, there are 4 active cases in the NWHU catchment area. Two cases in the Sioux Lookout Health Region and one active case each in the Kenora and Rainy River Health Regions.

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.