The Northwestern Health Unit has discovered one new positive COVID-19 test result in the district.

The newly found case was reported in the Dryden/Red Lake Health Region. 

The NWHU has confirmed that one case from the Sioux Lookout region has been removed from our dataset as it is no longer considered a case.

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.

Currently, there are nine active 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.