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

No new cases or recoveries reported today
2020-05-11 PHU building
The Porcupine Health Unit. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

No new cases or recoveries were reported in the Porcupine Health Unit region today.

This week, two new cases have been confirmed in the region.

Through long-term care facility screening protocols, another positive test was reported. The asymptomatic person who tested positive for COVID-19 was retested and doesn't meet the definition of a confirmed case, according to the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU). More details are available here.

To-date, there have been 88 confirmed cases of the virus in the region. Of those, 77 are recovered and nine people have died. There are two known active cases. 

The health unit is award of 26,845 tests being done locally. That's an increase of 180 from yesterday's report. 

Ontario Public Health reported 712 new confirmed cases, and 713 recoveries today. To date the province has confirmed 62,908 cases of COVID-19 in Ontario and has reported 54,004 (85 per cent) of those individuals have recovered and 3,031 (4.8 per cent) have died. 

At this week's Timmins council meeting, Northern College's president and CEO said she's talked to the ministry about a unique way to boost contact tracing. Read the full story here.

To access COVID-19 testing, call your health care provider or the health unit. 

The COVID-19 information line can be reached at 705-267-1181 or 1-800-461-1818

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

Maija Hoggett

About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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