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New COVID case in Sioux Lookout region

On Monday, Aug. 3, the Northwestern Health Unit received a report of a new positive COVID-19 test result in the Sioux Lookout area for an individual whose primary residence is outside of the NWHU catchment area. 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.

Dr. Ian Gemmill leaves his temporary job as acting medical officer of health

Dr. Ian Gemmill has been the acting officer of health for the Northwestern Health Unit for one year. For the past six months Gemmill made headlines as he provided updates and details of COVID-19 to residents of northwestern Ontario and the neighbouring regions.