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Active COVID-19 case count in Northwestern Health Unit area remains over 100

More than half the cases are in the Kenora area.
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KENORA, Ont. — The Northwestern Health Unit reported a dozen new positive COVID-19 test results in its catchment area on Tuesday.

This brought the active case count to 102.

The total is 15 fewer than on Monday because some previously diagnosed cases were resolved.

New cases occurred in all areas of the NWHU's catchment zone including the Kenora, Dryden, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Fort Frances, Emo and Rainy River health hubs.

The City of Kenora has declared a state of emergency in response to rising COVID-19 case counts as more than half the current active cases involve residents of the Kenora area. The city is requesting provincial assistance to manage the situation.

Six people in the NWHU's service area are in hospital for treatment of COVID-19.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit reported 65 active cases on Tuesday.

Ontario reported 3,453 new cases, down from 3,784 new cases on Monday.

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