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NWHU Covid Case Numbers going up.

As a 6th wave of COVID-19 begins in the province, local case numbers are increasing in many of our communities. Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) notes that the virus, including the BA 2 variant, is circulating in the region. Public health officials urge residents to stay home and isolate if they are feeling unwell. Due to eligibility…
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April 13, 2022 0

NWHU Seeks Public Input into its Next Strategic Plan

Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) is developing a new Strategic Plan. The plan will guide public health services from 2023 to 2025 to ensure they continue to meet the goals and needs of our population.  The health unit is seeking public input into the strategic plan. To take part, please visit https://survey.alchemer-ca.com/s3/50142818/NWHU-Strategic-Planning-Survey. This survey is open until…
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March 24, 2022 0

Increase in Syphilis cases in the Region (NWHU)

The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) catchment area is seeing an increased number of infectious syphilis cases. Although case rates have been rising since 2018, there was a drastic increase in 2021, where rates rose by 107% since 2020. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) spread through direct contact with a syphilis sore during vaginal,…
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February 8, 2022 0

Assault Causing Bodily Harm in Fort Francis, Ont

On February 03, 2022, just after 3:00 p.m., the Rainy River District Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an assault that had just occurred at a business on the 400 Block of Portage Avenue South, in the Town of Fort Frances. The accused had attended the address and assaulted a person with a weapon. The victim was…
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February 7, 2022 0

North Western Health Unit Covid-19 rate numbers remain steady.

Our daily reporting have been updated to include information that better represents the impact of COVID-19 on our region. Due to testing eligibility, case numbers only represent those who live or work in higher-risk settings and daily case numbers should not be used to assess risk in a community or in our region. The current…
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February 1, 2022 0

25+% Positivity Rate !

Our daily reporting has been updated to include information that better represents the impact of COVID-19 on our region. Due to testing eligibility, case numbers only represent those who live or work in higher-risk settings and daily case numbers should not be used to assess risk in a community or in our region. The current…
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January 28, 2022 0

Ontario Sets New Covid-19 Daily Record

The Northwestern Health Unit is reporting 84 new cases of COVID-19 Friday with the majority in the Sioux Lookout Health Hub area. 40 of the new positive test results are in the Sioux Lookout Hub, there‚Äôs 32 in the Kenora Hub, six in the Red Lake, five in the Dryden, two in the Fort Frances…
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January 3, 2022 0