The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has reported one new case of COVID in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub.

There are currently 30 active cases across the district.

Staff says follow-ups with those involved have started according to protocols, and anyone identified as a potential close contact with the case will be reached directly by public health staff.

Everyone, including those who are vaccinated, is asked to assume COVID-19 is in their community and practice preventative measures like social distancing, wearing a mask in enclosed public spaces, and physical distancing is a challenge, good hand hygiene, and not touching their face.