Northwestern Health Unit Reports Surge in Active COVID-19 Cases

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KENORA – COVID-19 Update – The Northwestern Health Unit reports that currently, there are 117 active cases of COVID-19 in the NWHU catchment area.

Since the last update, NWHU have received reports of:

• 8 new positive COVID-19 test results in the Dryden Health Hub area
• 1 new positive COVID-19 test result in the Emo Health Hub area
• 6 new positive COVID-19 test results in the Fort Frances Health Hub area
• 26 new positive COVID-19 test results in the Kenora Health Hub area
• 2 new positive COVID-19 test results in the Rainy River Health Hub area
• 1 new positive COVID-19 test result in the Red Lake Health Hub area
• 2 new positive COVID-19 test results in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub area

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.

We recommend 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.

Please visit the NWHU website for instructions on how to schedule an appointment at an assessment centre.

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