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Nine new COVID-19 cases in the Kenora region

The active caseload around Kenora has fallen by six since Tuesday.
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KENORA — The Northwestern Health Unit reports nine new positive COVID-19 test results in the Kenora region.

This brings the number of active cases in that part of the NWHU's coverage area to 76.

With previously-diagnosed cases having been resolved, the active caseload in the Kenora region has fallen by six since Tuesday.

The NWHU's Kenora region includes Wabaseemoong First Nation, which remains in lockdown due to what federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller referred to as a "large outbreak" in a social media message.

Without naming Wabaseemoong specifically, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kit Young Hoon said Tuesday that current cases in the region are primarily in one community.

Young Hoon said Indigenous Services Canada has been doing much of the contact tracing for the outbreak, with some support from NWHU.

She added that there was no evidence the outbreak had spread beyond community members, and that there were encouraging signs the number of cases was reaching a plateau, and will start to decline.

Elsewhere in the NWHU's service area, there are four COVID-19 cases in the Sioux Lookout region, three in the Dryden/Red Lake region, and one in the District of Rainy River.