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NWHU reports 3 new COVID-19 cases in Kenora region

Active cases stand at 29 as Northwestern Health Unit reports three cases in Kenora health hub.
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The Northwestern Health Unit reported three confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

KENORA – The Northwestern Health Unit reported three new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, all involving individuals in the Kenora health hub region.

There were 29 active cases across the NWHU Sunday, with 15 in the Sioux Lookout health hub, 7 in the Kenora hub, 5 in the Dryden hub, and one each in the Atikokan and Fort Frances hubs.

There were no active cases in the Emo, Rainy River, or Red Lake hubs. A full list of communities in each hub is available online.

One NWHU resident was in hospital with the virus Sunday, unchanged from the previous day.

The health unit has reported a total of 1,051 cases since the pandemic began, with 29 active and 1,022 considered resolved. The resolved count includes seven deaths of NWHU residents in which COVID-19 was determined to be a contributing or underlying factor.

About 38 per cent of the health unit’s population of 82,231 has now been vaccinated with at least a first shot, with a total of 42,761 doses administered. About 54 per cent of NWHU residents 18 and above have gotten at least a first dose.

On social media, the NWHU encouraged residents to book vaccine appointments, including for youth aged 12 to 17, after the provincial system opened to that age group Sunday.

Residents can call 1-833-943-3900 or book online at the province’s website, the health unit advised.