Several new cases of COVID in northwest

Press Release

Northwestern Health Unit and Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre have been notified of several positive test results from a screening program of hospital staff. There are no cases of illness at this time. The NWHU is working together to follow up and make sure that all necessary measures are in place, and will report more as additional information becomes available.

On Friday, the NWHU received reports of three new cases of COVID-19 in our area. Two of the cases are the Sioux Lookout Health Hub region, and one in the Kenora Health Hub region. Follow up with the individuals 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 cases, they stated in a press release. Information about gender, age and method of transmission will be posted to the Ontario COVID data website when it is available.

The NWHU recommends 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 call the Assessment Centres at 274-3261 ext. 4913 in Fort Frances and Emo or 274-3261 ext. 6500 for Rainy River, to schedule an appointment, or visit www.NWHU.on.ca for more information.