Four new COVID-19 cases and a potential exposure advisory are being reported this evening.
The Porcupine Health Unit has confirmed a total of six new cases today.
The additional cases tonight are all in Timmins.
One person is the contact of a case, one is connected to an outbreak, and the exposure of two cases is under investigation.
Through the investigation into a recently confirmed case, the health unit has issued a low-risk exposure advisory to Vet's Taxi passengers.
It affects people who used the service:
Wednesday, May 12 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 13 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Friday, May 14 between midnight and 3 a.m. and between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Passengers are asked to self-monitor for symptoms. If any symptoms are experienced, self-isolate and call the health unit at 705-360-4189.
There is also a high-risk exposure advisory that was issued last week for people who used Vet's Taxi who used the service at these times:
- Between 4 p.m. Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7 at 4 a.m.
- Friday, May 7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, May 9 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
To date, there have been 885 confirmed cases in the region. Of those, 605 are recovered and 26 people have died. There are 254 known active case.
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.
People ages 18 years and up are eligible for a vaccine in the region. Register for an upcoming clinic 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 at least June 2.