NWHU COVID-19 cases remain stable

By Daniel Adam
Staff Writer

The NWHU’s latest numbers show 151 active cases including two outbreaks — one at Rainy River Long Term Care Home, and the other at La Verendrye General Hospital.

Kit Young Hoon, NWHU’s medical officer of health says cases look fairly stable.

Despite the stable numbers, she says this does not mean the risk is low as many people are not getting tested. Young Hoon added that many health care facilities are facing shortages due to isolation and that other healthcare workers must take extra shifts as a result.

She urges everyone be kind to one another.

Young Hoon recommends social gatherings take place outdoors to help reduce the risk of transmission. And as weather warms up, optimism grows — Young Hoon says many respiratory illnesses decline over the summer, so COVID-19’s risk decreases.

She added that being outside and staying active is good for maintaining health.