Cases climb but so do recoveries

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The Porcupine Health Unit is reporting another seven confirmed cases of COVID today making it 260 confirmed cases of COVID thus far for the month of April. Making it the worst month for the pandemic in this region since it began in March of 2020.

All seven cases added to the list this morning are from Timmins and all are in self isolation. Currently there are 128 active cases.

Of the 622 cases to date, 468 have recovered with 26 deaths. There has been a total of 92,272 tests completed and 29,974 vaccine doses administered.

Public health will notify all close contacts directly. If you are not contacted by public health, you are not considered a close contact. Regardless of an announcement of a case, everyone is reminded to stay home if they have symptoms and get tested.

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 SelfAssessment (https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/) to determine your next steps. If testing is required, seek testing through one of the assessment centres across Ontario (https://covid-19.ontario.ca/assessment-centre-locations/). You can also call the Porcupine Health Unit at 705-360-4819 or toll-free at 1-800-461-1818.

The Porcupine Health Unit release their daily reports at noon with any other bulletins when they happen

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