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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health for the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) has issued a Class Order under Section 22 of the Health Protection and Promotion Act (HPPA). This Order enables the Porcupine Health Unit to enforce self-isolation requirements for the groups of individuals to whom it applies. The Order is effective immediately and will remain in effect until the Medical Office of Health determines the Order is no longer required. Find more information about the Class Order and the frequently asked questions.


The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is not reporting any confirmed cases among residents in the health unit area. Visit for more information about confirmed cases in the PHU region.

The PHU area will remain in the Orange – Restrict framework. To learn what this means for you, your family, or your business, visit Ontario's website.

Our COVID-19 Information line is open today from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call the toll-free number, 1-800-461-1818. See for local contact numbers.

This table was updated on Monday, March 1, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. It will be updated Monday to Friday by 10:30 a.m.

Total Tests Completed* 73,456
Number of cases**


Active cases 16
Out of region cases 0
Resolved*** 323
Recovered 298
Deceased 25

*Of which PHU is aware. Data has a 2-day lag and is extracted from the Ministry of Health VA Tool.
**Number of confirmed cases to date, including active, out of region, and resolved.
***Number of recovered cases plus the number of deceased cases.

Testing data includes testing from community assessment centres and other health care settings, as well as targeted surveillance initiatives, such as in long-term care homes. Data is current with a 2-day lag.

Confirmed cases in the Porcupine Health Unit area and their current status are listed on our COVID-19 Cases page.

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

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