Three new COVID-19 cases in Kenora

Merna Emara
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

There are three new COVID-19 cases in Kenora. Two of the confirmed cases were found in the Kenora jail. The third case was in Whitedog First Nation, which is north of Kenora.
Both cases found in prison were asymptomatic, meaning they show no signs of illness but can still pass the virus to other people. However, it is not specified whether the two positive cases found in prison were inmates or guards.
Waylon Scott, Wabaseemoong First Nation Chief, wrote a post on his Facebook account to update members of his community.
“Just finished a conference call with a doctor and some other health professionals” Scott wrote. “They’re assuring the community, with certainty, that they’ve got this contained and will not spread. The same protocols and procedures they used for the other First Nations will be the same protocols and procedures they’ll use for our community and has proven to work for the other communities, even after they’ve been hit harder than us, so I have every confidence in the health professionals that they will take care of us. We will get through this and everyone will be safe. Again, we will get through this. Stay positive, stay calm, stay strong and we’ll all come out of this safely.”
As of today, there are 22 positive cases, 21 resolved cases, 490 pending tsts and 4,346 negative tests.