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COVID-19: Here's the situation in Timmins today

100 new confirmed cases were reported in Ontario this morning
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Ontario has reported 100 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 this morning, making this the first daily report in the triple digits.

As of this morning, the Porcupine Health Unit is aware of 183 COVID-19 tests being submitted locally. To date, there are four confirmed cases, 113 negative cases, and they are waiting for the results of 66 tests.

The province also reported another death this morning, bringing the Ontario COVID-19-related death toll to nine people. As of today, there are 688 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario, with eight recorded recoveries. Currently, to be counted as recovered, an individual with COVID-19 needs to have two negative test results from tests taken 24-hours apart.

Timmins council has approved waiving the interest on property taxes for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. People who pay taxes through a pre-authorized payment or post-dated cheque and need to defer it, can contact Service Timmins at 705-264-1331. More information on council's decision is available here

The Timmins Academic Family Health Team is reassuring people that its services will continue amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients must have an appointment to access their doctor or nurse practitioner in person, as well as the after-hours clinic. Read more about the changes here.

A neighbourhood Easter scavenger hunt is keeping families busy decorating, and brightening up houses across the city, all with practising social distancing. Read more about the initiative here

The 2020 Porcupine Music Festival is cancelled. They are encouraging participants to get creative with technology and submit a video performance to be featured on the festival's social media and website. More details are available here.

A man in his 30s is the first confirmed COVID-19 case for the Timiskaming Health Unit. According to the acting medical officer of health the man had close contact with a confirmed case while out of the district. 

Alamos Gold has suspended its operations at the Island Gold Mine in northeastern Ontario for at least two weeks. According to the company, the Young-Davidson min operations is not impacted. Read more on the story here.

Have you decorated your house for Easter? Send a picture of your work to so we can share it with the community.

Maija Hoggett

About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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