Daily COVID-19 Update for Thursday, April 30, 2020

The Porcupine Health Unit is reporting 1 new COVID-19 case among residents in the health unit area. The current number of confirmed positive cases is now 60.

The new case is a female in her 40s from the Timmins area and is a contact of a case. She is currently at home in self-isolation. For more information, visit phu.fyi/coronavirus.

As of last Friday, the PHU area had a total of 58 cases of COVID-19. Of these, 47% were male and 53% female. The breakdown of the cases by age groups is 3.4% for ages 19 and under; 20.7% for ages 20 to 39; 27.6% for ages 40-59; 37.9% 60-79; and 10.3% for ages 80 and over. Almost half (48.2%) of individuals with COVID-19 were aged 60 and over.

This and other data is collected in the weekly epidemiology update, published yesterday on the PHU website. http://www.porcupinehu.on.ca/…/covid-epidemiology-update.pdf

“Thank you for following physical distancing measures and staying home as much as possible. It is making a difference. These are challenging times, but it is critical that we all keep it up.” says Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health. Stay positive and take the time to appreciate the good things. Comfort your friends and family.

There are COVID-19 Assessment Centres in Smooth Rock Falls, Hearst, Kapuskasing, Timmins, Cochrane, Iroquois Falls and Hornepayne. Please note that you require an appointment. Call your primary care provider or the PHU. Our COVID-19 Information line is open today from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call the toll-free number, 1-800-461-1818, or the PHU office in your community. See phu.fyi/offices for local contact numbers.

Stay home, stay kind, stay positive!

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