The Northwestern Health Unit has received a report of a new COVID-19 test result in the Rainy River area.

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.

This case comes one day after the health unit was advised of a positive case in the Kenora area, which was confirmed yesterday afternoon. Overall, these two cases have brought the region’s active total of positive cases to 54, and 7 of them are considered active.

The health unit continues to ask residents to always assume COVID-19 is spreading within your community, and to always practice preventative health measures such as hand washing, wearing a mask, social distancing and staying home if you’re sick.

For more information:
COVID-19 case in Kenora