The Northwestern Health Unit has reported one new COVID-19 case has been found in the region. 

The newly found case was discovered in the Rainy River Health Region. 

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

In the NWHU there are five active COVID-19 cases connected to the health unit's catchment area. 

To date, the NWHU has performed 117,821 COVID-19 tests with a test positivity rate of 1.01 per cent. 

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.