Daily COVID-19 Update for Monday, May 4, 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 61, 11 of which remain active. As of yesterday, over 2185 COVID-19 tests have been completed in our region.

The new case is a female between the ages of 10 and 19 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.

Today, a new weekly epidemiology update was released which includes analysis of cases reported up to last Friday. For specifics, refer to the update on our website: https://phu.fyi/covid-report.

Practicing physical distancing can be difficult and may affect your mental health. It may leave you feeling lonely. Be sure to stay connected with your family, friends and colleagues. Building connections will support and enrich you every day. Use videochat, telephone, email or text to stay connected and to give and receive support during this tough time. Follow us on Facebook to learn about the Five Ways of Well-Being and some activities you can do to stay well and stay safe.

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.

Connect! Talk and listen. Be there. Feel connected

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