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New COVID-19 case confirmed in Timmins

It's the 57th case in the city so far
2020-05-11 PHU building
The Porcupine Health Unit. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

For the second consecutive day, a new COVID-19 case is being reported in Timmins. 

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

"Public Health will notify all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by the PHU, you are not considered a close contact. Regardless of an announcement of a case, everyone is reminded to stay home if they have symptoms and get tested," reads the bulletin. 

This is the 106th confirmed case in the region. For Timmins, it is the 57th case. 

Of the confirmed cases in the health unit area, 92 are resolved and nine people have died. There are five known active cases — two in Timmins,  two in the Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls and Smooth Rock Falls area, and one out of the region.

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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