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Fiffty-one New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 In the Porcupine Health Unit Area

Issued: Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is reporting fifty-one (51) new COVID-19 cases among residents in the health unit area. Five (5) cases are in Timmins, forty-five (45) cases are in the James Bay and Hudson Bay region and one (1) case is in the area of Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls, Smooth Rock Falls. Eleven (11) cases are contacts of a case, one (1) case is related to an outbreak and thirty-nine (39) are under investigation.

Remember that every outing is a low risk exposure and you need to follow public health measures correctly each and every time you leave your house. 

Stay home and self-isolate if:

  • You are confirmed case
  • You think or you are a contact of a confirmed case
  • You have symptoms – get tested
  • You are waiting for your test results
  • Someone in your household has symptoms

If you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, first self-isolate and complete the on-line COVID-19 Self-Assessment to determine your next steps.

If testing is required, seek testing through one of the assessment centres across Ontario. You can also call the Porcupine Health Unit at 705-267-1181 or toll-free at 1-800-461-1818.

Visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.