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1 new COVID-19 case, no recoveries reported Thursday

There are two known active cases in the region
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The Porcupine Health Unit. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

One new COVID-19 case and no recoveries are being reported by the Porcupine Health Unit today (Oct. 14).

The new case is a person in the James Bay area.

To date, there have been 2,213 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in the region. Of those, 2,180 are recovered and 31 people have died. There are two known active cases — one in Timmins and one in the James Bay area.

There are 54,692 people who have received at least one dose of the vaccine in the region. There have been 103,971 doses administered. Both of these numbers are the same as yesterday's report.

The COVID-19 vaccine passport is in effect. It requires proof of vaccination for people 12 years and older in certain high-risk public spaces.

There are COVID-19 assessment centres in Timmins, Cochrane, Iroquois Falls, Matheson, Kapuskasing, Smooth Rock Falls, Hearst, and Hornepayne, as well as communities on the James Bay coast.

The Porcupine Health Unit COVID-19 information line can be reached at 705-360-4819 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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