Up-tick in confirmed cases in Fort Frances


Fort Frances is seeing an uptick in confirmed COVID-19 cases, including two outbreaks.

Rainycrest Long-Term Care and La Verendrye Hospital are both in outbreak status.

To mitigate the spread, Riverside has restricted visitors, and isolated those impacted.

There are currently 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Fort Frances. That number is not reflective of actual cases in the community – testing is still limited to small segments of the population, and rapid test results are not recorded.

Across the entire Northwestern Health Unit coverage area, there are 236 confirmed active cases. They are distributed as follows:

Fort Frances20
Rainy River2
Sioux Lookout5
Sioux Lookout FN188
Red Lake5

The current test positivity rate is 12.8 per cent.