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TORONTO - Ontario is reporting 790 new cases of COVID-19 today, and nine new deaths due to the virus.
Health Minister Christine Elliott says 321 of the new cases are in Toronto, 157 are in Peel Region, 76 are in York Region and 57 are in Ottawa.
The province says it has conducted 32,646 tests since the last daily report, with another 29,332 being processed.
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Yolanda Wanakamik as the Director of Indigenous Affairs.
The Town of Fort Frances is finding itself above a number of national and provincial averages, and work is being done to bring some of those numbers down.
According to the Northwestern Health Unit, babies who were born from March to July this year may have missed their routine newborn hearing screen. Due to COVID-19, infant hearing screens that normally occurred in hospitals before discharge were halted. Services resumed in July and any new babies will receive their infant hearing screen as usual.
Northwestern Health Unit has received a report of one new positive COVID-19 test result in the Rainy River region. 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 Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) announced one new positive COVID-19 case in the Dryden/Red Lake region.
Currently there are five active cases, two in the Dryden/Red Lake area, one in Kenora and two in Sioux Lookout.
On Tuesday, Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath held a virtual media conference via Zoom and promised to improve long-term care homes in northwestern Ontario.
With the provincial elections coming up, one of Horwath’s promises to the province’s 630 long-term care homes is expanding the public system and ending for-profit long-term care in Ontario.
The Thunder Bay Regonal Hospital has imposed travel restrictions on those seeking service, in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases in Ontario, travel restrictions will be reinstated at our Hospital.
Since Tuesday, travel outside of Northern Ontario (Parry Sound to the Manitoba border) in the past seven days will result in a failed entrance screening.
It has been almost six months since the province of Ontario restricted indoor gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The repercussions of this for the Fort Frances Senior Centre, also known as the Sister Kennedy Centre, meant that bingo nights, Thursday lunches and coffee hangouts were no longer possible.