8 active cases of COVID-19 connected to the NWHU catchment area

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Northwestern Health Unit

KENORA – COVID-19 Update – Since the last update, the NWHU has received a report of:

  • 1 new positive COVID-19 test result in the Sioux Lookout region.

Four active cases from the Kenora region and one active case from the District of Rainy River region are currently isolating outside the NWHU catchment area. In addition, one case from the Kenora region is no longer attributed to Northwestern Health Unit and has been removed from our data set.

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. Information about gender, age and method of transmission will be posted to the Ontario COVID data website when it is available.

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.