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Visitor to Kenora positive for COVID-19, had close contacts

Individual from outside of Northwestern Health Unit area had at least three close contacts, including positive case.

KENORA – An individual from outside the Northwestern Health Unit’s area has tested positive for COVID-19 in Kenora after close contact with at least three individuals in the area, including one positive case.

The health unit reported the positive result Friday morning over Facebook, saying the individual is no longer in their catchment area, and the result will not be added to its case numbers.

“The person does not live in our area, but was tested at the Kenora assessment centre and is a contact of a known positive case,” the agency reported.

Two other individuals identified as close contacts of the new case have been told to self-isolate, it added.

A representative for the health unit said the agency couldn't release information on where the individual had travelled from or which health unit the case would be attributed to, "to protect the privacy of contacts in our region."

There were two active cases of COVID-19 in the Northwestern Health Unit’s catchment area, which covers the Kenora district and most of the Rainy River district, as of Friday morning.

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