The Northwestern Health Unit has reported two new cases of COVID-19 in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub.

There are currently 25 active cases across the region. There are currently 17 active cases in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub, six active cases in the Dryden Health Hub and one active case in each of the Kenora and Fort Frances Health Hub.

Staff says follow-ups with those involved have started according to protocols, and anyone identified as a potential close contact with the case will be reached directly by public health staff.

Everyone, including those who are vaccinated, is asked to assume COVID-19 is in their community and practice preventative measures like social distancing, wearing a mask in enclosed public spaces, and physical distancing is a challenge, good hand hygiene, and not touching their face.