Health Unit reports 14 new cases


The Northwestern Health Unit announced 14 new COVID-19 cases in the catchment this morning. Currently, we have 17 active cases of COVID-19 in the NWHU catchment area.

The new cases since Friday are distributed as follows:

  • 7 new positive COVID-19 test results in the District of Rainy River
  • 3 new positive COVID-19 test results in the Kenora re- gion
  • 3 new positive COVID-19 test results in the Dryden / Red Lake region
  • 1 new positive COVID-19 test result in the Sioux Look- out region

Follow up with the per- sons involved and their contacts has started according to protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for these cases will be contacted directly.

For reasons of privacy, NWHU minimizes sharing the 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 site is current to December 12. Since the beginning of December, cases included five related to travel, four close contacts, two related to an outbreak, and the remainder of the cases with missing or unknown transmission information. Of them, 11 were male, 20 were female, four were in their 20s, nine in their 30s, three in their 40s, two in their 50s, one in their

60s, two in their 70s and 10 minors. NWHU recommends that everyone, including those who have been vaccinated, assume COVID-19 is in their community and practise preventive measures like physical distancing, wearing a mask in enclosed public spaces and when physical distancing is a challenge, good hand hygiene, and not touching their face. Anyone who has symptoms, or who has been in contact with a positive case, should self-isolate and get tested. For information about getting tested, please visit the NWHU website at for instructions on how to schedule an appointment at an assessment centre.

For more information about who is eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please see our booking page online.