Three new positive cases of COVID-19 in region

Three new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northwestern Health Unit region in the past day.
The NWHU has received a report of one new positive COVID-19 test result in the Rainy River region, and two positive cases in the Sioux Lookout region.
Our region has received nine new cases in the past two weeks: two in the Rainy River District, two in Dryden, one in Kenora and four in Sioux Lookout. One case in Dryden and two in Sioux Lookout are now resolved, giving us an active caseload of six.
Follow up with the people 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 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 for instructions on how to schedule an appointment at an assessment centre