For the second time in three days, the Northwestern Health Unit has announced that there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the catchment area.

At the time of writing, according to the NWHU website, there are 29 total active cases in the catchment area. 15 in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub, seven in Kenora, five in Dryden and one in each Fort Frances and Atikokan.

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.