Ninth COVID-19 death confirmed


Although no new cases were reported on Saturday in the Timmins Health Unit service area, a patient whose case had previously been listed as resolved became the ninth death related to COVID-19 in the region.Dr Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health for the Health Unit, said: “It is with great sadness that I report that we have had a ninth death related to complications from their COVID-19 infection in porcupines.
Health Unit Region. ”

The man, in his 60s, was admitted to Timmins and District Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 on July 19.

His death, however, was not linked to an institutional epidemic.

Out of respect for his family, no other information will be shared.

“On behalf of the Porcupine Health Unit, we extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends,” said Catton.

Hospital President and CEO Kate Fyfe said, “Our hearts are with family and friends during this difficult time.

“On behalf of the Timmins and District Hospital, we would like to extend our deepest condolences.

Catton added, “We must continue to work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect our families, neighbors, colleagues and communities.”

The health unit reminds residents to stay home if they are not well, to practice physical distancing when going out, to wear a non-medical mask or face mask in indoor or outdoor public spaces if they cannot keep two meters from others, wash their hands often and avoid touching their face.

To date, a total of 16,333 have been completed in the service area of ​​the health unit, with 73 positive results reported.

Of these, the 73 have been resolved and 64 are officially listed as recovered, while the remaining nine are deceased.


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