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

Nearly 9,500 tests have been done locally
2020-05-11 PHU building
The Porcupine Health Unit. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

No new COVID-19 cases were reported by the Porcupine Health Unit today.

There have been 67 confirmed cases of the virus in the region since the start of the pandemic. Of those, 59 are resolved and eight people have died. There are no known active cases, and the last positive test June 21.

The health unit is aware of 9,489 tests being done locally, which is an increase of 138 from the last report.

Public Health Ontario reported 116 new confirmed cases today. There have been 36,464 cases in Ontario. Of those, 32,155 are resolved and 2,710 people have died.

Paid parking is starting back at Timmins and District Hospital again next week. Read the full update from the hospital here.

Canada’s Health Minister doesn’t sound like she’s keen to reopen the border to the United States anytime soon. Patty Hajdu said there's no reason to import potential new COVID-19 cases from south of the border, where numbers continue to soar to record highs. Read the full story here.

COVID-19 testing is open to anyone who feels they need to be tested, even if you don't have symptoms. To access testing, call your health care provider or the health unit.

There are COVID-19 assessment centres in Timmins, Cochrane, Iroquois Falls, Kapuskasing, Smooth Rock Falls, Hearst and Hornepayne. 

The PHU COVID-19 hotline is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It can be reached at 705-267-1181 or 1-800-461-1818.


Maija Hoggett

About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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