The Northwestern Health Unit has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case in the district. The positive case has been confirmed in the Dryden Health Hub region.
The active case count in the NWHU catchment area is up to 4. Kenora Health Hub has 2 active cases, The Sioux Lookout and Dryden Health Hubs each have 1 active case respectively.
Follow up with the persons involved and their contacts have started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for these cases will be contacted directly.
For reasons of privacy, NWHU minimizes sharing information about the location of COVID-19 test results. Information about gender, age, and method of transmission will be posted to the Ontario COVID data website when it is available.
NWHU recommends that everyone, including those who have been vaccinated, assume COVID-19 is in their community and practice 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.