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51 new COVID cases, 27 recoveries reported Thursday

Of the 361 known active cases in the region, 212 are in the James Bay area
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The Porcupine Health Unit. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

There are 51 new COVID-19 cases and 27 recoveries being reported by the Porcupine Health Unit today (June 10).

There are 45 news cases in the James Bay area, five in Timmins, and one in the area of Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls and Smooth Rock Falls.

The exposure of 39 cases is under investigation, 11 people are the contacts of a case and one is related to an outbreak, according to the health unit.

To date, there have been 1,724 confirmed cases of the virus in the region. Of those, 1,336  are recovered and 27 people have died. There are 361 known active cases — 119 in Timmins, 212 in the James Bay region, 24 in the area of Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls and Smooth Rock Falls, one person in Hearst and Hornepayne, four in the Kapuskasing area, and one out of region.

So far, 46,258 people have been vaccinated. There have been 54,909 doses of the vaccines administered. These numbers are the same as yesterday's report.

While the rest of Ontario is entering the Roadmap to Reopening on Friday, June 11, PHU medical officer of health Dr. Lianne Catton said Monday that the region will not be reopening with the rest of the province.

More details on that are expected this afternoon.

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.



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