There are now 30 cases of COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit region.

The 30th case is a woman who is in her 70’s. She is from Timmins, and has been in contact with another positive case. She is currently in a hospital outside of the Porcupine Health Unit Region.

There have now been 453 tests, 360 have come back negative, 63 are pending, and there are now 6 resolved cases, and 2 deaths.

Important Note From PHU:

COVID-19 is circulating in our area. Take preventive measures to reduce the spread: physical distancing — keeping at least 2 metres or 6 feet distance — between yourself and others.

Everyone, not just travellers, please stay home if you’re feeling ill. Even if this feels like just a cold. You can help keep someone else from getting more seriously ill.

If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, first self-isolate and then use Ontario’s Self-Assessment Tool ( to see if you need to seek further care.

If you need further assistance, call TeleHealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or your health care provider. You can also call the Porcupine Health Unit at 705-267-1181 or toll-free 1-800-461-1818.
Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.


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