On Friday, March 27, the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has received a positive COVID-19 test result from the Rainy River Assessment Centre. The case had travelled to the U.S.A. and upon returning from travel has been in voluntary self-isolation since that time.
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March 27, 2020
Travel- related positive COVID-19 case identified in the Rainy River District
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Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) received notification of the second positive case of COVID-19 attributed to the region. Although the case in the region is being reported for the Northwestern Health Unit area, the infected person’s primary residence is in southern Ontario.
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