The Northwestern Health Unit has reported six new cases of COVID-19. This marks the twelfth day in a row that at least one case of COVID-19 has been reported in the health unit catchment area.

Four of the new cases are in the Sioux Lookout region and two of the new cases are in the District of Rainy River.

Provincewide, 990 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Saturday.

Follow up with the persons involved and their contacts have started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for this case will be contacted directly.

NWHU recommends that everyone 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.