Northwestern Health Unit has received a report of a new positive COVID-19 test result in the Dryden / Red Lake area. According to the provincial school portal, the case has been confirmed as a student in the Golden Learning Centre, in Balmertown. Follow up with the person involved and their contacts has started according to NWHU protocol. Anyone who is identified as a contact for this case will be contacted directly.
Yesterday, the NWHU announced two additional cases in Sioux Lookout. No additional information is available on those cases.
This is the NWHU coverage area's first positive report since August 24.
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.
The NWHU recommends that everyone assume COVID-19 is in their community and practice 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.