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

The number of confirmed cases has been at 65 since May 10
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There are no new COVID-19 cases in the Porcupine Health Unit region.

The number of confirmed cases in the area has been at 65 since May 10. Of those cases, 57 are resolved and seven people have died. There is one known active case of the virus in Timmins. 

Public Health Ontario reported 356 new cases of COVID-19 today. To date, there have been 29,403 confirmed cases in Ontario. Of those, 23,208 (78.9 per cent) are resolved and there have been 2,357 virus-related deaths. In Northern Ontario, there are seven known active cases of coronavirus.

As people take part in anti-racism marches locally, Porcupine Health Unit medical officer of health Dr. Lianne Catton says there are ways to safely take part. Read her suggestions, and find out more from today's mayor's health roundtable here.

As the end of the school year nears, how high school graduations will look amid COVID-19 is starting to take shape. Timmins High and Vocational School is taking a unique approach with a drive-in ceremony. Read how that could look here.

Starting Monday, June 8 the Timmins Public Library will start offering curbside pickup with contactless service. Find out how that will look here.

Impala Canada's Lac des Iles Mine (LDI) near Thunder Bay was singled out by MiningWatch Canada for "pandemic profiteering" by putting its workers and nearby Indigenous people at risk during the global pandemic.

While Canada's top doctor says the country has been successful at slowing the spread, she warns that relaxing public health measure too quickly or too soon could lead to a resurgence.

Hockey Canada has lifted its ban on sanctioned events and is leaving it up to member organizations to work with health units to determine the steps to return in the fall.

Find out some of the businesses that have reopened and the COVID-19 safety measures in place here. Add your business to the list by emailing maija@timminstoday.com.

The essential worker of the day is Eacom's Marc Picard.


Maija Hoggett

About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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