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7 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Timmins and area

There are 104 known active cases in the region

Seven new COVID-19 cases are being reported by the Porcupine Health Unit this evening. 

Five of the new cases are in Timmins, one person is in Moose Factory and one person is Moosonee.

For the Timmins cases, three are related to an outbreak, one is the contact of a case, and the exposure of one is under investigation, according to the health unit. 

The people in Moosonee and Moose Factory are the contacts of a confirmed case. All of the people are in self-isolation.

Earlier today, a potential COVID-19 exposure advisory was issued for the Monday, April 26 Ontario Northland train from Moosonee to Cochrane that was scheduled to leave at 5 p.m.

To date, there have been 653 confirmed cases of the virus in the region. Of those, 523 are recovered and 26 people have died. There are 104 known active cases. 

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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