The Northwestern Health Unit has reported two cases of COVID-19 across the region.

A case has been discovered in each of the Kenora and Sioux Lookout Health Hubs.

There are currently 21 active cases across the district. 14 cases in the Kenora Health Hub, six cases in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub and one case in the Atikokan Health Hub.

Follow-up with the person involved and their contacts has started according to protocols, and anyone identified as a contact for these cases will be reached directly by public health staff.

Ontario announced they will be accelerating second COVID-19 vaccine doses for residents earlier this morning. More information on booking your vaccine can be found HERE.