Public health officials are reporting a new case of COVID-19 in the Sault Ste. Marie area after all previous 24 cases were resolved.

Algoma Public Health says a new positive case of the novel coronavirus was confirmed Thursday, bringing the total number in the service area to 25.

The person is self-isolating after being tested on July 7.

This comes after two weeks with no active cases in the district. The last positive case was confirmed on June 19 and resolved on June 25.

Health officials say the exposure is unknown and that community spread remains possible and likely in all regions of Algoma.

Close contacts of the individual have been notified.

Health officials say all residents in the Algoma District must continue to practice physical distancing.

Over 15,000 people in the Algoma District have been tested for COVID-19 since the pandemic began.