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Woman in her 40s the 60th confirmed COVID-19 case in Timmins area

Almost 2,000 tests for the virus have been done in the area
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The Porcupine Health Unit is reporting one new confirmed COVID-19 case today.

It is a woman in her 40s from the Timmins area, who is the contact of a case. The health unit says she is at home in self-isolation.

There have been 60 confirmed cases of the virus in health unit's region. Of those, 43 cases are resolved and four people have died.

The health unit is aware of 1,942 tests being done, which is an increase of 67 from the last report. There are 553 tests under investigation.

There are COVID-19 Assessment centres in Timmins, Cochrane, Iroquois Falls, Kapuskasing, Smooth Rock Falls, Hearst and Hornepayne. They are by appointment only and you must be referred by your primary healthcare provider or the health unit.

The PHU COVID-19 hotline is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It can be reached at 705-267-1181 or 1-800-461-1818.

The health unit is doing expanded testing on people with milder symptoms for a limited time.

The expanded list of symptoms includes cough, fever, and difficulty breathing as well as sore throat/hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing, loss of smell or taste, fatigue, muscle aches, runny nose, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and nausea or vomiting.

Maija Hoggett

About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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