The Northwestern Health Unit has received a report of a new positive COVID-19 test result in the Dryden - Red Lake area. Health unit staff say follow-up with the person involved -- and their contacts -- has started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for this case will be contacted directly.
For reasons of privacy, the health unit doesn't release -- or comment on -- information about the location of COVID-19 test results. Details on information about gender, age and method of transmission will be posted to the Ontario COVID data website, when it is available, the health unit noted in a prepared statement.
As a precaution, people should 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,
- practice good hand hygiene, and
- not touch their face.
Anyone who has symptoms, or who has been in contact with a positive case, should get tested.