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Five more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Moosonee

They are contacts of confirmed cases, says the health authority

Five new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Moosonee.

The people are contacts of previously announced cases, according to a Weeneebayko Area Health Authority news release.

Since Friday, 15 cases have now been confirmed in the community. 

There is also a potential exposure risk to people who were at GG's Ace Hardware Store in Moosonee Thursday Feb. 1 to Friday, Feb. 19. The Porcupine Health Unit is advising anyone who visited the store those days to closely monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the last day they visited, which ends Feb. 25 to March 5.

People experiencing symptoms should self-isolate at home and call for testing.

These will bring the total number of cases confirmed to date to 329. Of those, 278 are recovered and 25 people have died. There are 26 known active cases.

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

The Porcupine Health Unit COVID-19 information line 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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