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Three new local cases reported last week

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Three new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported late last week. On July 2, Northwestern Health Unit has received a report of two new positive COVID-19 test results in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub area. The individuals were a 30 year old and a 60 year old, both male.

On July 3, the NWHU received a report of one new positive COVID-19 test result in the Fort Frances Health Hub area. That individual is a female in her 30’s. Follow up with the people involved and their contacts has taken place according to protocol.

Anyone who is identified as a contact for these cases will be contacted by the NWHU directly.

For reasons of privacy, NWHU does not release or comment on information about the location of COVID-19 test results.

Information about method of transmission will be posted to the Ontario COVID data website when it is available. http://ow.ly/er5q50Abr7W. As of press time, the method of transmittion is unknown.

The NWHU asks that everyone assume COVID-19 is in their community and practice 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 www.nwhu.on.ca for instructions on how to schedule an appointment at your local assessment centre.

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