The Northwestern Health Unit has announced that there are no new cases of COVID-19 found in the region.
With the announcement, the Kenora, Atikokan, Emo, Fort Frances, Rainy River, and Red Lake Health Hubs are now at zero. Kenora has been the hot spot for cases in the region since the beginning of the pandemic with 510 cases resolved thus far.
Currently, there are two active cases in the NWHU catchment area. One in the Dryden Health Hub and one in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub.
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.