Health unit staff are reporting two new cases of the coronavirus in the Sioux Lookut area. Contact tracing is already underway, and those who have been in contact with the new cases will be contacted directly. 

The Northwestern Health Unit also reported two cases last week, as they followed up with contact tracing. In order to protect the privacy of those involved, the health unit doesn't release or comment on information about the location of COVID-19 test results. Information about gender, age and method of transmission will be posted to the Ontario COVID data website when it is available.

We recommend 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 get tested.

For more information:

Getting tested for COVID-19

Second COVID-19 case reported in Sioux Lookout