Northwestern Health unit confirms cases of COVID-19 in Dryden and Sioux Lookout
The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has confirmed two more positive cases of COVID-19 in the region. According to the public health agency, one case is in Dryden and the other is in Sioux Lookout.
Regional COVID-19 results were updated on Thursday to reflect the two new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the NWHU region to five.
As of Thursday, the NWHU has reported 182 COVID-19 tests have come back negative, while 168 are still pending.
The public health agency is expected to give more detail on the two new confirmed COVID-19 cases this afternoon.
The NWHU catchment area covers communities such as Kenora, Dryden, Atikokan, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Ignace, Rainy River, Emo, and Fort Frances.