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Timmins hospitalizations up, 33 new COVID cases, 16 recoveries reported Friday

There are 880 known active cases
2020-05-11 PHU building
The Porcupine Health Unit. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

The number of people at Timmins and District Hospital with COVID-19 is since yesterday's report. 

Today, there were also 33 new cases and 16 recoveries being reported by the Porcupine Health Unit today. 

At the Timmins hospital, there are 31 people admitted who are confirmed cases, up from 24 yesterday. Five of the admissions were related to COVID-19, with the other people going to the hospital for another reason and testing positive after. There are 48 patients who have been tested and are waiting for results or who will be tested.

For the new cases, five people are in Timmins, six are in the area of Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls and Smooth Rock Falls, eight are in the Kapuskasing area, one is in Hearst and Hornepayme, 12 are in the James Bay area, and one is out of region. PCR testing is limited and case numbers are underestimated.

To date, there have been 3,716 confirmed cases in the region. Of those, 2,804 are recovered and 32 people have died. There are a record 880 known active cases — 524 in Timmins, 114 in the area of Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls and Smooth Rock Falls, 80 in the Kapuskasking area, 70 in Hearst and Hornepayne, 90 in the James Bay area, and two out of region.