COVID-19: Here is the situation in Timmins today


No new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the Porcupine Health Unit today.

So far there have been 61 positive cases of the virus. Of these, 48 are resolved, two more since yesterday, and four people have died. The health unit is monitoring nine known cases of COVID-19 in the region.

For local cases, 38 were in Timmins. Of these, 27 cases are resolved and three people have died. There have been 22 cases in the Cochrane, Matheson, Iroquois Falls and Smooth Rock Falls area. Of these, 20 are resolved and one person died. There has been one case in the region of Kapuskasing, Opasatika, Val Rita-Harty, Moonbeam and Fauquier-Strickland and it is resolved.

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario continue to increase by approximately 2% per day. Today, the province has reported 387 new cases and 61 deaths. There have been 18,310 cases of COVID-19, of which 1,361 have died and 12,779 have recovered.

As the economy slowly begins to reopen, the mayor of Timmins, George Pirie, says it is up to individuals to continue practicing everything they learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about today’s daily health table here.

Timmins police collected more than 4,140 non-perishable items and $ 13,211 in cash during a two-week food drive to help fill the shelves of local food banks. Read the full story here.

The Timmins Museum is seeking to document what life looks like during the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the community. Find out how to participate here.

The essential worker of the day is Carole Lalonde McMaster.


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