NWHU Reports Four New Cases of COVID-19

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Northwestern Health Unit

KENORA – COVID-19 Update – Northwestern Health Unit has received reports of four new positive and one probable COVID-19 test result in the District of Rainy River region, and one new positive result in the Kenora region.

There is also one positive test result from the Dryden / Red Lake region for a person who has a permanent residence outside of the NWHU region, but is currently located within our catchment area.

This last case is not counted as part of NWHU’s confirmed case count, as they will be recorded within the region of their home address.

NWHU conducts contact tracing and monitoring of self-isolation for all cases within our region, including anyone who is here temporarily or not currently identified as a permanent resident. 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.

For reasons of privacy, NWHU minimizes sharing the information about the location of COVID-19 test results.

We recommend that everyone 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 get tested.