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

There's still one known active case in the city
2020-05-11 PHU building
The Porcupine Health Unit. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

There are no new recoveries or confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Porcupine Health Unit region today. 

So far, there have been 70 confirmed cases in the region. Of those, 61 are recovered and eight people have died. There is one known active case of the virus in Timmins.

The health unit is aware of 11,659 tests being done locally, which is an increase of 101 from the last report.

Ontario's daily report of new COVID-19 cases in the province is up slightly over the past two days with 134 new cases reported today. To-date, there have been 39,209 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario and 35,074 are now listed as recovered. There have been 2,775 deaths related to COVID-19. In Northern Ontario, there are 27 known active cases of the virus.

DavidsTea has confirmed it's closing 166 Canadian stores, including the Timmins location. 

Additional measures for restaurants, bars, and other food/drinks establishments are being put into place by the province as the Stage 3 reopening continues. Read more on the changes here.

Ontario's DriveTest centres are expanding operations. Starting Aug. 4, road testing for class G2 and all motorcycle licenses will resume, and the number of locations offering commercial driver road tests will also expand. More on the story is available here.

Canada’s COVID Alert app is now available only in Ontario — for now. Find out more about the voluntary app and how to download it here.

Although they don't have details on how the federal funding from the Indigenous Community Support Fund will be spent, local leaders say it will go toward supporting community members. Read the full story here.

Maija Hoggett

About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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