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No new COVID cases, 21 recoveries reported today

A potential exposure advisory has been issued for an Ontario Northland train last week
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The Porcupine Health Unit. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

No new COVID-19 cases are being reported this afternoon by the Porcupine Health Unit. 

Today's update also includes 21 recoveries since yesterday's report and the number of active cases in the region has dipped under 100. 

A potential COVID-19 exposure advisory has been issued for the Monday, April 26 Ontario Northland train from Moosonee to Cochrane that was scheduled to leave at 5 p.m., according to the Porcupine Health Unit. 

People who were seated in coach two must self-isolate immediately and call their local health unit.

To date, there have been 646 confirmed cases of the virus in the region. Of those, 523 are recovered and 26 people have died. There are 97 known active cases. 

So far, 29,766 people have been vaccinated. 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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