The Northwestern Health Unit has reported two new cases of COVID-19 in the district.

A case in each of the Sioux Lookout Region and District of Rainy River were reported.

There are currently 10 active cases of COVID-19 in the region. Eight cases are in the District of Rainy River and there is one case in each of the Kenora and Sioux Lookout regions.

NWHU recommends that everyone, including those who have been vaccinated, 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.  For information about getting tested, please visit the NWHU website for instructions on how to schedule an appointment at an assessment centre.