After a few slow days in the area, staff with the Northwestern Health Unit are announcing 7 new COVID-19 test results.

They include 4 in the Kenora Health Hub, 2 in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub and 1 in the Dryden Health Hub.

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

Overall, the NWHU reports a total of 27 COVID-19 cases in the area. They include 17 in Sioux Lookout, 5 in Kenora, 1 in Fort Frances and 4 in Dryden.

Everyone, including those who are vaccinated, is asked to assume COVID-19 is spreading in your community and to practice preventative measures such as social distancing, wearing a mask and staying home if you’re experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms.