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

No new cases or recoveries reported today

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

The last positive test was reported in the region yesterday. It is a person in Timmis who is self-isolating

To-date there have been 105 confirmed cases of the virus in the region. Of those, 92 are recovered and nine people have died. There are four known active cases — one in Timmins,  two in the Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls and Smooth Rock Falls area, and one out of the region.

Timmins is currently in the green zone of the province's COVID-19 response framework. A breakdown of the levels is available here

Public Health Ontario reported 1,418 new cases today, bringing the total number of cases to-date to 100,790. The province's public health agency also reported eight deaths today and 1,415 resolved cases today. 

New modelling from federal health officials show Canada will see between 20,000 to 60,000 COVID-19 cases per day by the end of the year. Read the full story here.

There is still an advisory for potential exposure in effect for people who travelled on the 5 p.m. Polar Bear Express train from Moosonee to Cochrane on Friday, Nov. 13. 

People who were in coach two, rows five to nine are advised to self-isolate immediately. Other passengers in coach two are being asked to self-monitor until Friday, Nov. 27. Other travellers should self-monitor.

The travel exposure is related to confirmed cases for people who have permanent addresses out the area and aren't included in the local case count. They are in self-isolation.

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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