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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • Number of Cases 2,147
  • Active Cases 17
  • Recovered 2,099
  • Deaths 31
  • Cases Outside District 0
  • Total Tests Completed 116,440
  • Vaccine doses administered 90,558
  • People vaccinated 49,365
  • Variants of Concern 1,123

Updated: Friday, July 30, 2021 Next update: Tuesday, August 3, 2021

For additional epidemiological information, see the weekly Porcupine Health Unit COVID-19 Epidemiology Update.

The table above is pulled from the active Case and Contact Management system and is current as of the morning of day last updated. Like with other active sources of information, there may be some fluctuation in numbers from day to day as a result of case investigation and follow-up. 

The number of Variants of Concern (VOCs) is updated weekly on Wednesdays. Please note that the predominant VOC in our area is B.1.1.7 and the number of cases with a VOC is likely under reported due to testing criteria.


Step Three

Friday, July 16, 2021: The PHU has entered Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen. Please visit our Orders & Instructions page for more information.

Vaccination Clinic Update

Clinic bookings are now available for first doses of the vaccine to all individuals 12 years and older. Youth who are 12 to 17 years of age at the time of vaccination need to book their appointment in a COVID-19 Pfizer clinic. For a list of available clinics in the health unit region or to book an appointment, visit our Vaccine Page.


Update for Friday, July 30, 2021

The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is reporting three (3) confirmed cases and zero (0) resolved case among residents in the health unit area. Two (2) cases are in Timmins and one (1) case is in the James Bay and Hudson Bay region. Visit phu.fyi/covid-cases for more information about confirmed cases in the PHU region.

The COVID-19 infection can be more serious in pregnancy therefore, the vaccine can protect you from serious illness. Also, research shows that antibodies formed after getting the COVID-19 vaccine can transfer to the baby, protecting them as well. If you are still not sure or have questions, talk to your health care provider!

Clinic bookings and drop-in clinics are now available for first doses and second doses of the vaccine to all individuals 12 years and older. Youth who are 12 to 17 years of age at the time of vaccination need to book their appointment or drop-in a COVID-19 Pfizer clinic.  For a list of available clinics in the health unit region or to book an appointment.

Our COVID-19 information line is open today from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 705-360-4819 or the toll-free number, 1-800-461-1818.

Recent Bulletins

  1.  Sunday, August 1, 2021 — Potential public exposure at The Timmins Native Friendship Centre
  2.  Sunday, August 1, 2021 — One new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit Area.
  3.  Saturday, July 31, 2021 — One new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit Area.
  4.  Monday, July 26, 2021 — One new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit Area.
  5.  Friday, July 30, 2021 — Three New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and Two More Delta Variants In the Porcupine Health Unit Area.
  6.  Thursday, July 29, 2021 — Three New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 and Three More Delta Variants In the Porcupine Health Unit Area.
  7.  Saturday, July 24, 2021 — Five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit Area.

All recent media releases are available on our Media page.


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