The Northwestern Health Unit has reported six new positive COVID-19 cases in the region.

Two new cases each were found in both the Kenora, and Sioux Lookout regions, and one case each in the Dryden/Red Lake, and Rainy River regions.

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.

The six additional cases found puts the active case count up to eight cases in the NWHU catchment area.

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.