On Sunday, July 19, the Northwestern Health Unit received a report of a new positive COVID-19 test result in the Kenora area. 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.
For reasons of privacy, NWHU does not release or comment on information about the location of COVID-19 test results. According to the provincial database, the latest case for our region is a female under the age of 20, who contracted the disease through travel.
All other cases in our region are resolved.
We recommend that everyone assume COVID-19 is in their community and practice preventive measures like physical distancing, wearing a mask when physical distancing is not possible, good hand hygiene, and not touching their face.
If you want to be tested for COVID-19, please visit www.nwhu.on.ca for instructions on how to schedule an appointment at your local assessment centre.
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit also announced a new case over the weekend, bringing its total positive to 93. However, only one case is counted as active.
Minnesota has seen a surge of cases in recent weeks. Koochiching County reported five new cases yesterday, bringing their total cases to 36, with two deaths reported. Neighbouring St Louis County reported seven new cases yesterday, bringing their total positive cases to 285. Lake County has 12 positive cases on record.