SUDBURY -- The COVID-19 outbreak declared Nov. 24 among the Nipissing University athletic community has grown from six people to 16, the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit said Friday.

"The growth in the number of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 is expected, as high-risk contacts are being tested," the health unit said in a news release. "Close contact tracing is complete for every individual who tested positive. Individuals who have tested positive are self-isolating."

The Health Unit is encouraging residents to remain "COVID Kind" and continue to support each other through these difficult times.

"Continue to follow public health measures including physical distancing, wearing a face covering, washing or sanitizing hands often, coughing or sneezing into your sleeve," the release said.

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