The Northwestern Health Unit has reported 2 new positive COVID-19 cases in the catchment area.

The positive cases have been identified as being in the Kenora Health Hub region.

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

Currently, the district has 4 active cases in the catchment area. Two in the Kenora Health Hub, one in the Dryden Health Hub, and one in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub.

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.