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2 new COVID cases, 34 recoveries in region

There are 116 known active cases in the area
2020-05-11 PHU building
The Porcupine Health Unit. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

Two new COVID-19 cases are being reported in Timmins today.

Since the Porcupine Health Unit's last report Friday, there have been 34 recoveries from the virus in the region.

The exposure of the new cases in Timmins is under investigation and the people are in self-isolation, according to the health unit.

To date, there have been 644 confirmed cases of the virus in the region. Of those, 502 are recovered and 26 people gave died. There are 116 known active cases. 

So far, 29,766 have been vaccinated, which is an increase of 1,082 from Friday's report. There have been 31,064 doses of the vaccine administered.

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.

People eligible for a vaccine can register for upcoming clinics in the region here. Select pharmacies are also delivering the vaccine. Find a list of those and book an appointment here.

There is a provincial shutdown and stay-at-home order in effect until further notice. For more details on the latest regulations, visit the Ontario website.

Maija Hoggett

About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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