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1 new COVID-19 case reported Wednesday

It's a person in Timmins
2020-05-11 PHU building
The Porcupine Health Unit. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

For the first time in nearly two weeks, a new COVID-19 case is being reported by the Porcupine Health Unit. 

The new case is a person in Timmins. 

The last cases in the region were reported on Oct. 1.

To date in the Porcupine Health Unit region, there have been 2,212 lab-confirmed cases of the virus. Of those, 2,180 are recovered and 31 people have died. There is one known active case.

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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