Over the past few days, the NWHU has received two new COVID-19 results.
On Saturday, the NWHU received a report of one new positive COVID-19 test result in the Sioux Lookout 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.
On Friday, the NWHU received a report of a new positive COVID-19 test result in the Emo 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.
The Rainy River First Nations have announced that the case is from within their community.
For reasons of privacy, NWHU and Rainy River First Nations do not release or comment on identifying information about COVID-19 test results. Information about gender, age and method of transmission is posted to the Ontario COVID data website when it is available.
According to the provincial database, the two most recent cases for the NWHU region are a female in her 30s and a female in her 40s. The source of transmission is not provided for either case.
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.
If you want to be tested for COVID-19, please visit our www.nwhu.on.ca for instructions on how to schedule an appointment at your local assessment centre, or call the centres directly at 274-3261 ext 4913 for Fort Frances or ext. 6500 for Rainy River.