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New COVID case reported in Timmins

Two cases have been confirmed in the region today
2020-05-11 PHU building
The Porcupine Health Unit. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

One new COVID-19 case has been reported in Timmins.

This new case is in addition to the one announced this morning. 

The person is in self-isolation and the exposure is under investigation, according to the Porcupine Health Unit.

To date, there have been 385 confirmed cases of the virus in the region. Of those, 329 are recovered and 25 people have died. There are 31 known active cases —  24 in Timmins, five in the Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls and Smooth Rock Falls area, one in the Kapuskasing area, and one in the Hearst, Hornepayne area.

There are COVID-19 assessment centres in Timmins, Cochrane, Iroquois Falls, Kapuskasing, Smooth Rock Falls, Hearst, and Hornepayne. 

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.

Maija Hoggett

About the Author: Maija Hoggett

Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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