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Weekly COVID-19 Report

In response to evolving public health protocols and changes to COVID-19 reporting procedures across Northeastern Ontario, the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) will be modifying our COVID-19 reporting protocols.

Effective Wednesday, May 25th, 2022, WAHA transitioned to weekly COVID-19 reporting. The COVID-19 report will be posted once a week, on Wednesdays at approximately 10 a.m. (except statutory holidays) and by the Minomathasowin – Healthy Living Public Health Department at WAHA.

James and Hudson Bay Local Community Update

Updated: 10:00 am March 29, 2023

Next update: 10:00 am April 5, 2023

Please note, Currently, WAHA receives updates from Porcupine Health Unit (PHU), local community leadership and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) on the number of new cases in the communities of the James and Hudson Bay region. However, the number of new cases reported by WAHA may differ from other public sources due to community-level testing that does not meet the reporting criteria for PHU and ISC (such as the use of Rapid Antigen Tests). We expect this to continue as each organization has their own process for reporting information.

Further, communities within the PHU jurisdiction may not reflect a true representation of positive COVID-19 cases due to PHU case criteria, which follows provincial guidelines (such as omitting the number of positive Rapid Antigen Tests).

Local RegionNumber of
New COVID Cases
Fort Albany8*
Moose Factory0*

*WAHA has not received updates for communities marked with an asterisk (*).

*COVID-19 case count included cases reported over last weekend.

For more information on case numbers and spread across the province, visit This website includes 7 day, 30 day, annual trends by public health unit.

North East LHIN Sources

Kingston Updates  

Thunder Bay Updates  

COVID-19 cases across Canada
(Click here for more COVID information across Canada)

(Click here for more COVID information in Indigenous communities across Ontario)