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New confirmed COVID-19 case reported in Timmins

It's the 90th case in the region
2020-05-11 PHU building
The Porcupine Health Unit. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

A new COVID-19 case is being reported in Timmins.

According to the Porcupine Health Unit, the exposure is under investigation. The person is in self-isolation.

The health unit is no longer sharing the age range of the confirmed cases, or the testing date.

"The health unit will share more information with the public if there is potential exposure of community members that requires and follow-up, as appropriate. Details such as age and gender will still be provided at a group level in the weekly COVID-19 Epidemiology Update on the PHU website," reads today's update from the health unit.

This is the 53rd case reported in Timmins. To-date there have been a total of 90 cases in the health unit region.

Of the confirmed cases, 77 are recovered and nine people have died. There are four known active cases.

Yesterday, District School Board Ontario North East (DSB1) confirmed a case at Roland Michener Secondary School. The health unit did not say if the new case reported today is the case at the South Porcupine high school. 

According to DSB1, one class at the school is in isolation. The school is open.

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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