The Northwestern Health Unit has reported five new cases of COVID-19 across the district.

Two new cases are in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub and three new cases are in the Dryden Health Hub.

There are currently 47 active cases in the region. 31 active cases are in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub, 8 active cases are in the Kenora Health Hub, four active cases in the Dryden Health Hub, three active cases in the Fort Frances Health Hub and one active case in each the Emo Health Hub.

Follow-ups with those involved and their contacts have started, and anyone identified as a contact for these cases will be reached directly by public health staff.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or who has been in contact with a positive case of the virus is asked to immediately self-isolate, get tested and remain in isolation until your test results are known.