Northwestern Health Unit has received a report of one new positive COVID-19 test result in the Municipality of Red Lake. 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.
According to the provincial database, the new individual is a female, in her 50s. No information is given about method of transmission.
The NWHU recommends that everyone assume COVID-19 is in their community and practise preventive measures like physical distancing, wearing a mask when physical distancing is not possible, good hand hygiene, and not touching their face.
If you want to be tested for COVID-19, please visit the NWHU website at www.nehu.on.ca for instructions on how to schedule an appointment at your local assessment centre.