On Monday, Aug. 3, the Northwestern Health Unit received a report of a new positive COVID-19 test result in the Sioux Lookout area for an individual whose primary residence is outside of the NWHU catchment 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. Information about gender, age and method of transmission will be posted to the Ontario COVID data website when it is available.
The NWHU 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. Those who want to get tested for COVID-19 can go to the NWHU website for instructions on how to schedule an appointment at their local assessment centre.