New case in PHU region – Timmins Press

Last Updated on July 13, 2020 by

Porcupine Health Unit on Pine Street South in Timmins

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The Porcupine Health Unit has announced one new positive case of COVID-19 among residents.

This brings the total number of cases to 68 in the region, with one considered active.

The newest case is a man in his 20s who was tested on July 9. He is currently in self-isolation at home in the broad area of Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls and Smooth Rock Falls.

The investigation into his exposure to the virus is still ongoing.

“This serves as an important reminder that we need to remain vigilant, COVID-19 is still circulating,” states a press release sent Sunday announcing the case. “It is strongly recommended that all community members follow the measures proven to reduce the risk of spread – physical distancing, hand washing, cough and sneeze etiquette, not touching your face, and washing commonly touched surfaces.

“In addition, the PHU urges community members to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when inside public spaces, and, outdoors if physical distancing is a challenge. Remember there are some individuals who may not be able to do this, including young children and those with certain medical conditions.”

As of Monday morning, the PHU had completed 9,489 tests, of which 68 were positive, 59 had recovered and eight had resulted in death.

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