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New COVID-19 case reported in Dryden/Red lake area

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Northwestern Health Unit received a report of one new positive COVID-19 test result in the Dryden / Red Lake region on Saturday. 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. This new case is connected to a previously announced case.

For reasons of privacy, NWHU does not release or comment on 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.

We recommend that everyone 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 get tested. For information about getting tested, please visit the NWHU website www.nwhu.on.ca for instructions on how to schedule an appointment at an assessment centre.

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